The Mini Vac II is very easy to use and set up. You just wheel it out to the pool side and connect your manual vacuum hose to the front check valve and vacuum out your pool - just as if it was connected to your pool pump through the pool skimmer. Advantage makes it very easy by including a Waterway Check Valve which makes priming the pump super easy. Just remove the pump lid, fill the pump with a bucket of water, put the lid back on and turn on the pump. It will prime up right away.
Here are some troubleshooting tips on priming the pump. Make sure the gasket is in the front of the check valve before you thread it in. You can find the gasket in the bag with the operation manual. You can also use a standard 2” union o-ring on the Check Valve. Make sure your pool hose is new and does not have any air leaks. The number one priming problem is a bad pool hose. The tiniest amount of air will stop the pump from priming. When you attach the hose to the front of the pump, make sure there is no air in the hose.
One of the key aspects of the Mini Vac II is that it works separate from your pool's filtration system. Everything is picked up with the manual vacuum and the cartridge filter on top traps all of the dirt and debris down to an amazing 20 microns. So if the pool has very poor running equipment or just gets a large amount of dirt and debris each week, the Mini Vac II would be a great investment.
If you order the Mini Vac II directly from Advantage Manufacturing, use the discount code: “YouTube Portable” and save $50.00. You can order it from this link:
Here is a breakdown of some of the features for you:
100 sq. ft. Cartridge Filter
In Ground 1 HP Advantage Pump
85 GPM flow rate
Small Cart with Go Cart Wheels
On/Off Switch with GFCI
35 ft. 115 Volt Cord
Check Valve by Waterway
The unit in this video also has a valve plumbed in so that you can easily vacuum to waste. I added the fitting and vacuum hose attachment but when you order they can also add the fitting to the valve so you can use a standard 1.5” vacuum hose to vacuum to waste. This is a handy addition and it makes cleaning up a green pool or a pool with a lot of dirt and debris very quick and easy. When you move the valve to the “waste” position the filter is bypassed making for easy clean ups.
The Dolly this cart is on is smaller and more compact and this also means that it can't be hitched to the back of your truck like the PORTAVAC. But it is light enough to transport in the bed of your truck if you want to use it for pool service. I think the Mini Vac II is ideal for homeowners who have a problem pool, lots of dirt and debris each week. This will save the filtration system and extend the life of your filter and pump. The Mini Vac II would also be great to park in your equipment room if you manage a hotel or resort pool. Use it to vacuum each week and save the trouble of trying to vacuum out the pool with the typical poorly running sand filter. This will also mean less frequent backwashes to the sand filter.
The Mini Vac II is also ideal for water features and fountains that usually do not have a dedicated skimmer or vacuum port. In a matter of a minute or two, you can completely vacuum out a fountain. Very easy to use and great for any body of water that does not have a filter or a way to vacuum it out. The places you can use the Mini Vac II are innumerable.
Advantage Manufacturing Factory Tour:https://youtu.be/7mpyTWBuo0E
PORTAVAC: Portable Filtration System by Advantage Manufacturing - Overview:https://youtu.be/uhGYALoLdWs
PORTAVAC Portable Filtration System - Set Up and Use Video:https://youtu.be/Qm4zSrKyY48
Pool Vacuum Systems & Portable Filtration Systems:https://youtu.be/Nhkpv_X4XtA
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