Hayward Pool Vac Service Tips
The vacuum hose is a vital part of the operation of the Hayward pool vac cleaning system. Having
the proper length of hose and correct water flow are key ingredients to a clean pool. The video
below provides an excellent description on how to connect vacuum hose to the Hayward pool
When installing vacuum hose there is an important aspect you need to be aware of. The hose
must be able to reach the farthest point in the pool plus have an additional 2 lengths of
hose for efficient cleaning.
Once the proper length of hose is installed the next step is to ensure there is ample water
suction through the hose/pool vac. The best way to determine and set the correct water flow in
the vac system is by using an inline vacuum gauge (as pictured below) to test and set the
Video demonstration of
how to install pool system
Vacuum Hose Inspection
To test and set the correct vacuum in the suction line,
separate the hose at one of the connections then insert the
gauge and reconnect the hoses. Turn the vacuum pump on
and ensure the vacuum gauge reads 12 - 15 lbs of pressure.
Adjust the pressure as needed at the corresponding control
In Arizona, vacuum hose is subjected to extended sunshine which accelerates plastic
deterioration. It's a good idea to inspect the hose every 3 - 6 months for cracking and
This broken Vac hose will cause
poor pool vac performance.
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