Intex finally figured out the "vacuum." All the pools we owned before this made the vacuuming a nightmare. You had to take out the skimmer basket, soak the vacuum and the tube in the water, and then quickly flip it over and insert it in the skimmer basket holder, hoping that you didn't let enough air in the system to stall the filter pump (and it often did!). And then it only did a so-so job of sucking stuff off the bottom of the pool. The new "vacuum" doesn't vacuum at all. It's a hose attachment, shooting a targeted stream of water into a simple little gauze bag you tie onto the contraption. So you get the power of the hose and the bag catches everything that the stream shoots into it. Very slick, very easy, very non-stressful. Kudos, Intex. That puppy works!