How To Hook Up Pool Vacuum To Summer Waves Pump

After days of successful installation of your above-ground swimming pool, there will be a need to effectively clean off the dirt collected in it through the days.

A summer wave filter pump will use this functionality and filter the water during circulation. This might work well until you start seeing spots on your Intex pool wall. That’s where the pool vacuum comes in.

Rather than rely solely on your pump’s suction and filtration process to eliminate dirt, you might have to clean the pool wall manually. Hooking up a pool vacuum to the summer wave pump will relieve you of the stress you will go through if you are to do it manually.

How To Hook Up Pool Vacuum To Summer Waves Pump

How to hook up pool vacuum to summer waves pump

The procedures are simple to carry out. You only have to turn off the electrical components or any running device attached to the pool. Remove dirt and debris in the water and hook your pool vacuum hoses to the summer wave pump’s ports. Please turn on the pump and watch as the pool vacuum does its work.

Materials needed

All you need is to purchase your pool vacuum, and all that is needed is already packed with it.


Turn off the pumps, filter, heater, and any other electrical device installed for the pool

You must turn everything off to avoid electrical damage or shock. Go towards the filter system and change whatever the flip points at. Change it to “pump to waste,” “cleaning,” or “vacuuming”. The brand of your filter system will use one of the three. This is to change the filter system to be ready for vacuuming.

Remove the debris and leaves

There might be twigs, leaves, dirt, and any unwanted foreign material in the swimming pool. You can use a net to make the process easier and faster. Please dispose of the collected materials away from the pool so that wind wouldn’t blow them later on inside.

Close the skimmers

Since skimmers are also to collect leaves, you are more likely to meet debris in them too. Empty the skimmers’ basket and close all the skimmers’ weirs. If you cannot identify them, check for small circular covers near the water level of your pool.

You might not need to worry about this as many summer wave pumps automatically close the weirs of the skimmers to prevent filtered leaves from entering the pool back. Some pools have plugs for their skimmers. If yours have, insert the plug and close the weirs.

Turn the return jet downwards

Return jets send water to the pool through the water jet. They are an important part of the water circulation system. The fittings are usually installed at half the height of the pool. They are easy to spot.

All you have to do is turn the opening downwards. Don’t be in fear that you might break them. The return jet fittings can rotate easily. This will prevent stagnant water from flowing back into the pump through the pipes.

Join the vacuum’s hoses together

Your pool vacuum’s hoses would have to be assembled. Carefully screw the hoses’ threading together until the joined form is long enough to reach your pool’s sections. Check for the manufacturer’s instructions on how to assemble the hoses, as some brands might have different ways of assembling hoses. There might also be special order to the arrangement of the hoses.

Release trapped air in the joined hoses

Air occupies every empty object, but the installed summer wave pump wouldn’t want any air. Submerge the joined hoses into the water and place an end close to one of the water jets. Water will push air out, and you will see bubbles on the other side of the hose.

Attach one end of the hose to the suction port

Look closely at the summer wave filter pump. Check for the point where the water line and the filter pipe meet. There will be a valve there. Open the valve by twisting the fitting or cover.

Attach one end of the joined hose to the threading exposed after opening the valve. Instead of the suction port, you can attach the hose to the skimmer. Just open one of the weirs and stick the hose inside. Try to close it till the hose fits the opening perfectly.

Remove air trapped in the vacuum, too

As you are done with the first hose-end attachment, you will have to attach the other end to the vacuum. But the vacuum also needs to be free of trapped air. Lower the vacuum into the water, and air bubbles will appear. This is the air leaving the vacuum.

Attach the other end of the hose to the vacuum

Check your vacuum user’s manual to check for the point to attach the second end of the hose. Even without checking, the port is usually obvious. Screw in the end through the threading. Do this until it wouldn’t tighten anymore.

Carefully position the vacuum in the pool

You need the vacuum to stand upright in the pool, and most people lower the vacuum in any way they want. For some vacuums, they are programmed to automatically realign themselves as soon as they are at the bottom of the pool. Readjust yours by pulling the hoses and ensuring the position is right afterward.

Turn the summer wave pump on

With the pool vacuum attached and well placed, turn the pump on. The pool vacuum will start almost immediately to vacuum the pool. You don’t have to do anything. The time spent for most pools with the average size is usually between 40 to 60 minutes.

Check the vacuum canister as it runs

The pool vacuum canister usually collects dirt and cleans off materials. If it is clogged or filled up, you will need to clean it off before continuing. The canister is usually transparent so that you can see it. Please turn off the pump and manually clean it off. After this, you can turn the pump in until the work is done.



Hooking a pool vacuum to a summer wave pump signifies that your pool vacuum type can automatically work without your inference. Using a normal home vacuum wouldn’t take you up to 20 minutes, but automatic pool vacuums are faster, have fewer risks in operating, and are made for this function.

Always remember to follow preventive measures as stated in the user’s manual. Rock on!

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