How to install a suction cleaner?

How to install a suction cleaner?


How to install a suction cleaner to your pool. Installing a suction pool cleaner involves connecting the cleaner to the pool’s circulation system. Start by reading the manufacturer’s manual that comes with your suction pool cleaner. This will provide specific instructions and any unique steps for your particular model.


Identify the skimmer or dedicated suction port in your pool where you will connect the cleaner. Most suction cleaners connect to the skimmer, but some pools have a dedicated suction port for cleaners.

If the suction cleaner didn’t come with pre-assembled hoses, connect the hose sections according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The ideal hose length for the pool equals the greatest distance that the cleaner can cover in the pool from the connection point (skimmer) to the farthest corner of the pool, plus a 1 meter section. Connect one end of the hose to the suction cleaner. Ensure it is securely attached, and if there are any hose clamps, tighten them as specified in the manual.

Connect the other end of the hose to the skimmer or suction port. If your pool has a dedicated suction port, it might be located on the side of the pool.

Install flow regulator valve (if needed). Some suction cleaners require a flow regulator valve to control water flow. Install it in the hose according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For optimal installation, perform a flow test and adjust the flow rate using an adjusting valve.

Adjust the length of the hose to ensure the cleaner can reach all areas of the pool. If your cleaner comes with hose weights, attach them as needed to keep the hose submerged.

Turn on the pool pump to start the circulation system. This will provide the necessary suction for the cleaner to move around the pool. Watch the cleaner in action and make any necessary adjustments to the hose length, hose weights, or flow regulator valve to optimize its performance.

Installation of suction pool clesners

How to assemble the Gemini Twinsweep

How to assemble the Gemini Twinsweep

How to assemble the Gemini Twinsweep

How to assemble the Gemini Twinsweep, follow the following instructions. Cleaning Pattern. The float arms screws can be removed and the float arm exchanged. Short arm random pattern (perimeter) and Long arm random pattern accentuates diving + climbing. Both of these cleaning patterns can be tested for superior cleaning. (The pool sweeper head is supplied with the long arm float attached).

ASSEMBLING THE GEMINI TWINSWEEP. Ensure the skirt is flat, if not, due to packaging, lie the skirt on a warm, flat surface for approx. 1 hour (e.g. bricks alongside the pool). Then chill with water to set. Place the skirt over the top of the Pool Sweeper and slide it down towards the mouth of the Pool Sweeper. Secure the skirt beneath the flange of the mouth of the Pool Sweeper. The Pool Sweeper is now assembled. Attach the hoses securely together, male to female coupled, leaving the last hose female to female by removing the loose hose connector. Attach end hose to the swivel connector at the top of the Pool Sweeper. Ideally the hose length should stretch from the weir to the furthermost diagonal corner plus one or two lengths of hose.

INSTALLING THE GEMINI TWINSWEEP. Remove air from the system by slowly feeding the Pool Sweeper and hose straight down the side of the pool or feed water into the Pool Sweeper and hoses using the return water jet from the filter. Attach the free end of the hoses to the Gemini adjustable valve with arrow in direction of water flow. Fit Gemini adjustable valve to weir vacuum lid/vacuum connection. Switch on the filtration system and the Pool Sweeper will start to operate.

WARNING!! DO NOT DETACH POOL SWEEPER FROM HOSE WHILE PUMP IS ON. FINE TUNING YOUR SETTING!! Each pool is different and the movement of the Pool Sweeper will be unique to your pool. The efficiency of the filtration system, the weir valve setting, the pool hose used and the shape and depth of the pool will influence the Pool Sweeper’s performance. In order to find the best settings for your pool, follow this guide.

WEIR VALVE ( CAUTION THE LIFE AND PERFORMANCE OF POOL SWEEPER CAN BE DRASTICALLY REDUCED IF THE WEIR VALVE IS NOT FITTED OR INCORRECTLY ADJUSTED!!!) – The Pool Sweeper has an optimum flow and is supplied with an adjustable valve, preset at its lowest setting, but can be adjusted by changing the positions of the springs, one notch at a time, to achieve optimum movement of the Pool Sweeper.





DEBRIS – to ensure optimum performance of your Pool Sweeper, keep your weir basket, pump strainer basket, sand filter, cartridge filter (as applicable) free of debris and clean. Backwash your filter at regular intervals. As your filter accumulates dirt the water flow through the filter will be reduced and this will affect operation of the Pool Sweeper. It may be necessary to adjust the weir valve accordingly.

WEAR-AND-TEAR – Ensure that the Pool Sweeper’s skirt, footpad, bump strip and hammer are in good condition. As the skirt and footpad become shiny and very smooth (or even tear), the Pool Sweeper will lose its ability to adhere to the pool and the parts should be replaced. The bump strip will wear as it comes into contact with pool edges, steps or the wall. It will likely wear in specific spots. To prevent damage to the Pool Sweeper body the dump strip should be moved to accommodate high wear points. When necessary, the part should be replaced. The hammer should last for a considerable period, but nevertheless should be regularly inspected for wear and when necessary be replaced.

HOSES – your hoses should be straight and flexible. If they are not straight, place them in a straight position in the sunlight for a few hours. Make sure they are always stored straight and out of direct sun light. If they are brittle or have leaks they should be replaced.

CHEMICAL USE AND THE GEMINI TWINSWEEP – the harsh effects of chemicals could affect the coloring of your Pool Sweeper. This will however not affect the performance of the Pool Sweeper. In order to minimize discoloration and damage, ensure your pool is kept at the correct alkaline and PH levels. When shock treatments are employed, remove the Pool Sweeper for a minimum of 4 hours.

Swimming Pool Cleaners

Pool cleaners are devices designed to remove dirt, debris, and contaminants from swimming pools, keeping the water clean and clear. There are several types of pool cleaners, each with its advantages and functions. Here are the main types:

Suction-Side Pool Cleaners:

  • How They Work: Suction-side pool cleaners connect to the suction side of the pool’s circulation system, typically through the skimmer or a dedicated suction port. They use the pool pump’s suction to move around the pool and collect debris.
  • Advantages: Generally more affordable, easy to install, and suitable for most pool sizes and shapes.
  • Considerations: May increase the load on the pool pump, and they rely on the pool’s filtration system.

Robotic Pool Cleaners:

  • How They Work: Robotic pool cleaners are independent units that operate on low-voltage electricity. They are placed in the pool, and a built-in pump and filter system clean the pool water while the cleaner moves along the pool surface.
  • Advantages: Highly efficient, don’t rely on the pool’s circulation system, energy-efficient, and have a filtration system.
  • Considerations: Generally more expensive upfront, but they can save on energy costs in the long run.
Manual Pool Cleaners:
  • How They Work: Manual pool cleaners are tools operated by the pool owner or a pool maintenance professional. Examples include manual vacuums, brushes, and skimmers.
  • Advantages: Inexpensive and allow for more precise cleaning in specific areas.
  • Considerations: Require manual effort and time, and may not be as efficient as automatic cleaners.
When selecting a pool cleaner, there are several factors that you should consider, such as the size and shape of your pool, your budget, and your specific cleaning needs. Proper use and regular maintenance of the pool cleaner are essential to maintain the overall health and clarity of the pool water. To extend the lifespan of your cleaner, consider these two tips. Firstly, replace the moving components such as the feet, wings, paws, rollers, or tires, every season. Secondly, remember that you get what you pay for. A high-quality pool cleaner may cost more initially, but it will save you money in the long run, as you won’t have to replace it as often.