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How to Vacuum an Above Ground Pool

A clean pool is a happy pool, right? If you are thinking about getting an above ground pool for your Texas home, you will probably be doing some research to learn all about how to keep a pool pristine and pleasant for swimming. One thing you will want to master very quickly is the vacuuming that a pool requires. Bonnie & Clyde’s Pools and Spas is the local expert on all things above ground pools. Here is how to vacuum an above ground pool in just a few easy steps.

Amaze Yourself with an Automatic Cleaner

The first step to successful, simple vacuuming of your AGP is to invest in the best equipment for the job. Bonnie & Clyde’s has the pool supplies that Burleson and Decatur depend on. These high quality products include automatic cleaners that make pool vacuuming easy and even enjoyable. Technology has made necessary pool maintenance, like vacuuming, much simpler.

We carry amazing cleaners from Aquabot®, Polaris®, and Zodiac®. They all have a reputation of excellence, are designed to clean thoroughly, and are built to last. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect vacuum to care for your pool’s capacity.

Decide on the Design of the Vacuum

When shopping for a pool vacuum, you’ll need to understand that there are three types of automatic pool cleaners that you can choose from. Each works a little differently. You just need to decide which type will work best for you and your pool. 


This type of cleaner uses the pressure from the pool’s pump system to do its work. It makes its way randomly around the pool, propelled by the water moving into the pump. 

There are low pressure and high pressure options to consider. Keep in mind that each one is designed for a specific size pool. Bigger pools often need a booster pump to help the vacuum function at its best.


This type of cleaner is very true to its name. Investing in a robotic vacuum means having a ready-made underwater robot at your disposal. You can use a remote control to direct the robot to the areas you want it to clean or let it roam around on its own. 

It can climb virtually anywhere, which is also a plus. Some hard to reach areas can easily get cleaned with a robot friend’s help.


This type of cleaner works in conjunction with the pool’s filtration system. It can have a separate line of suction that pulls water into the pump, or it can connect directly to the pool’s skimmer line. 

The vacuum then moves around to collect sediment and send it to the filter. These machines are ideal for smaller debris collecting.

Use the Vacuum Regularly

Once you have your pool vacuum, the final step for how to vacuum an above ground pool is to use the vacuum regularly. To keep your pool water clear of debris for enjoyable swimming, a weekly vacuum is a must. Anytime there is heavy use of the pool, extra vacuuming is always a good idea. 

Daily sweeps across the pool with a skimmer net are quick and easy. Completing this task can help to save the vacuum from having to pick up larger debris, like leaves or twigs that make their way into the water.

Bonnie & Clyde’s has six locations to serve you. Stop by anytime to find an amazing automatic vacuum cleaner for your above ground pool. You will love the time it saves you as you work to keep that pool inviting.