How do you vacuum an above ground pool?

Before vacuuming an above ground pool you should make certain the water level is mid-way up the skimmer mouth (opening).
To manually vacuum an above ground pool, typically you:
  1. Insert the vacuum head onto the end of a telescopic pole.
  2. Attach one end of the vacuum hose to the vacuum head
  3. Remove the skimmer lid and skimmer basket
  4. If you have a vacuum plate, install it.
  5. While holding onto the telescopic pole, allow submerse the vacuum head and let the vacuum hose float on top of the pool water
  6. Starting at the end of the vacuum head closest to the vacuum head start feeding the hose down a foot or so into the water.
  7. Continue to do this until the air is out of the vacuum hose.
  8. Cup one hand over the end of the vacuum hose while putting it into the skimmer either on the vacuum plate or the opening at the bottom of the skimmer.
  9. The pump may lose prime but will generally pick prime back up within 10 - 15 seconds.