How to choose the best vacuum for your intex pool
To properly maintain your Intex pool, your pool vacuum is a must-have tool. Your pool filtration system will need to work harder to maintain clean water.
If you’re having a difficult time selecting the right pool vacuum for your Intex pool, then you might consider answering these questions first:
- What’s the size of your Intex pool?
- Do you have an inflatable or a framed swimming pool?
- What type of pool vacuum would you like?
- How much would you spend on an Intex pool vacuum?
Once you’re able to come up with answers to those questions, it’ll be easier for you to decide on what pool vacuum you should purchase.
Pro Tip: By creating a perfectly flat bottom in your pool, vacuuming it will be much easier since there are no crevices where dirt can get trapped. We cover how to use foam tiles under your Intex Pool in this article.
Types of pool vacuum cleaners for intex pools
There are four types to choose from for Intex pool vacuums. They are…
Suction Pool Vacuums
Suction pool vacuums work by using the suction power of your Intex pool pump to collect dirt and debris in your Intex pool. This type of pool vacuum uses the least energy than other pool cleaners. Some vacuums require a stronger pump. These vacuums also use your pool filter as a trap for dirt. This means that you will need to change or backwash your filter more often.
Pressure Pool Cleaners
This pool vacuum, also known as pressure-side cleaning, uses the water returned to your Intex swimming pool. Pressure pool cleaners don’t add any extra burden to your filtration system, unlike suction pool vacuums. This pool vacuum is ideal for large Intex pools with large debris.
Robotic pool cleaners
Robotic pool cleaners are the most efficient pool cleaners. Because they are equipped with their own motors and filters, they don’t need to be connected to your pump.
They can clean your Intex swimming pool with little effort. A robotic pool cleaner is a plug and play device that’ll do all your pool cleaning for you. Its high upfront cost is the main disadvantage.
This pool vacuum is best for Intex Ultra XTR Frame Pool owners.
Handheld Pool Vacuums
The Intex pool vacuum is an affordable way to keep your pool clean and your pool water clear of dirt and debris.
A handheld pool vacuum works in the same way as a vacuum that you use in your home or car. However, you must manually maneuver it around your pool.
Although it is the most affordable, it may take longer to clean an Intex pool with a handheld pool vacuum. This pool vacuum is recommended for Easy Set pool owners as well as those with Intex kiddie pool at home.