Your pool can keep running for a few days with no problems while without a pump. However, know that a standard pool needs a pool running for at least once in 24 hours, or you might notice an algae bloom. So, it's best to have your pump ready as soon as possible.
The short answer is yes. While pool pumps help circulate water to keep it free from bacteria and algae, it is possible to clean a pool without a pump. This is especially true for small pools and above ground pools.
A pool can only be safe for swimming without a pump for a few days and a maximum of one week. The definite number of days the pool will be safe will also depend on the temperatures of the water, the weather at that particular time, the level of chlorine, and how clean the pool was before the pump stopped functioning.
To keep the pool clean without a filter, it is necessary to use chlorine with a flocculant or to use a flocculant chemical. This product groups the impurities that float in the water, causing them to fall to the bottom of the pool so that they can be removed later with a cleaner.
Intex pools -- the same as with all other swimming pools -- require a filter, pump and the appropriate chemicals, such as chlorine, to keep the pool water clean and sanitary for swimmers.
All pools have the same main components that keep the water moving and clean – a pump, filter, drains and skimmer, return lines and vacuum.
To blow up an inflatable pool without a pump, you either need to use an air compressor, a shop-vac, a blow dryer with water bottle, use the large bag method, or you'll need to inflate manually by blowing into the air inlet on the inflatable pool yourself.
Short answer--yes. The first response, however, would be why would you use a pool without a filter? The sand filter or other filtration system is essential to the health and safety of the swimmers. It is also necessary to have a circulation pump for maximum chlorination.
Don't bother running electric for an intex pool. They're meant to be temporary structures. Without a pump/filter using your vacuum to move around the water is your best bet.
Chemicals are only half of the equation when it comes to your pool water clarity. So yes, while it's perfectly fine to run your pool pump without a filter cartridge installed, it's better to have a backup filter cartridge to ensure that you don't have to run it without one.
Chlorine is used to kill germs and bacteria in pool water, so it plays an important role in keeping the water clear. The pool's pH level, which measures how acidic or alkaline the water is, influences how effective the chlorine is in keeping the water clean.
Your Pool Will Turn Green
High sunlight, muggy temperatures, low levels of chlorine, or the buildup of phosphates, carbon dioxide, or nitrates can result in a green pool.
To inflate objects with those annoying "pool float" style inflation valves, use a standard bicycle / tire pump. Attach the pump to the adapter and insert the other end into the pool float, like you would a tire stem valve.
Fill with Water
Place a garden hose into the pool and turn it on at full speed. Watch the pool as it fills up, making sure that the walls are not bunched up. The inflatable ring will lift the walls up as the water rises.
Make sure the top ring is completely outside the pool liner sides and facing up. Locate the top ring air valve and begin inflating. Intex recommends using the Intex manual inflation hand pump, which is not included with the pool, although any regular air pump can be used.
To inflate your air pillow you would first need to locate the small red valve on the top of the pillow. If you push the valve in with your finger, you can see the opening where the air goes into. You can use a hair dryer on the 'cool' setting, a shop vac on reverse or a simple air pump to inflate the pillow.