The Poolstore vacuum plate is designed for use with a Poolstore skimmer. A vacuum plate is used when vacuuming a swimming pool. The plate sits on top or above the skimmer basket and allows you to leave the skimmer basket in place. The vacuum hose plugs into the vacuum plate rather than directly into the hole in the simmer. If the skimmer basket is removed whilst vacuuming then all the debris that is vacuumed up will end up in the pump basket risking a blocked impeller.
How do you know if the Poolstore vacuum plate is properly installed? EAsy, the water on the top of the plate is completely still as the water is being sucked up from the bottom of the vacuum head or suction cleaner.
If you don’t want to use a vacuum plate an alternative is to use a leaf canister.