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Blanche, Like a siphon hose, once you get liquid flowing you do not want air to get in or it will interrupt the flow of liquid. If there is air in the line (vacuum hose) and no check valve (which stops this problem), you will lose prime.
IF YOU WANT AVOID LOSING VACUUM WHEN HOOKING UP YOUR POOL CLEANER HOOK POOL CLEANER TO THE END OF THE POOL HOSE TO BE USED (SWIVEL CUFF END). PUT HOSE IN POOL ALONG WITH CLEANER ON IT THEN WHERE THE WATER COMES OUT OF THE POOL INLET PLACE ON INLET FORCING WATER INTO THE THE HOSE FROM POOL PUMP, WHEN THE HOSE IS FULL THE POOL CLEANER WILL START BLOWING OUT AIR FROM THE HOSE AND FLOAT TO THE TOP AND THEN SINK AGAIN ONCE FULL OF WATER, THEN HOOK TO YOUR SKIMMER .IT SHOULD START CLEANING AFTER THAT
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You probably have air leaking through either your vac hose and/or the valve that controls your vac line. You might try replacing the gaskets on your valve stems and try a new …vac hose. Also important to get the air pout of the hosing you are using to vac wuth before opening the vac line. The pump loosing its vacuum is definitely caused by a poor seal somewhere between the suction of the pump and the suction inlet of your vacuum equipment. In the case of an above ground installation, check all connections of the hose and your vacuum apparatus. In the case of an in ground installation, you could have a crack in the pipes from the pool inlet to the isolation valve close to the pump. To check this, make sure the water level of the pool is ABOVE the connection point where you attach your vacuum hose. Set the filter up for vacuum operation WITHOUT hooking up the vacuum hose. If the pump keeps it's prime, your pipes are probably O.K. Check your vacuum hose and apparatus. If you keep the water level higher than the suction connection in the pool, even if the connection is not 100%, the pump won't loose it's prime.
I think you are referring to a Jandy valve. The valve diverts water from the main drain to the skimmers. When vacuuming, turn the valve so it is pointing to the ski…mmer inlet pipe. OR It could also be called a diverter valve located at the bottom of the skimmer depending on the age of the skimmer. k
First off, you'll need a vacuum hose. I usually put the small end over the jet and fill the hose with water. After the hose is full put the large end in the skimmer. Place yo…ur vacuum head in the pool, attach the hose to it, now you're ready to vacuum.
After vacuuming your above-ground pool why does the drain water gush explosively from the pool skimmer causing bubbles in the return line after turning the pump off?
Answer Air is getting in to the system somewhere. Check to see if your vacuum hose hase a hole in it. Check the pump strainer lid o-ring, is it lubed prope…ly, cracked or dry rotted?
No definitely not The skimmer basket is there to catch gross material like leaves etc you clean it out after and/or during vacuming the pool. There is another basket in front …of the pool pump that also needs emptying occasionally. These baskets are there to protect the impeller of the pump. With most standard pools you must first take the skimmer basket out in order to connect the vac hose. This direct hookup will result in better suction at the vac head at the other end of the hose.
When you hook up an automatic vacuum to the skimmer on your above ground pool it will not move any idea why it is not working?
the suction may be too low or it is likely that the vacuum plate has not been seated properly allowing water to suck past it instead of through the hose
No leave it there otherwise all the leaves and rubbish will end up in the hair filter in front of the pump or worse still in the pumps impeller if you don't have a hair …filter.
You can do it but it will clog up the basket. It can also create excessive wear on the impeller, inside the pool pump.
If you have a dedicated suction for the vacuum hose (illegal in Australia) then you close the skimmer to increase suction.
Swimming pool pump that works fine However when you hook up the vacuum to it it loses its pressure and suction Is it that the pump is just to old?
Possible causes: holes, cracks in vac hose - bad lid o-ring on pump - pump seal leaking - cracked pump lid or housing - pump basket full of debris - cracked or broken plu…mbing between the pump and the skimmer/vac hose connector.
You should have a vacuum plate to cover them both. if you have not just take the basket out of one of them and block of the hole with something that cant get sucked down… into it. Doing this will strengthen the suction on the other side and make vacuuming better.
you may have to prime your pump Clean or replace the filter.
Only if it is a fairly big leaf and somehow it made it through your skimmer's basket and your pump's basket. But assuming it did the answer is yes, leafs can potentially clog …your pump's impeller.
yes in order for the pump to work the water has to be over it
If the pool pump is losing its prime when you hook up the vacuum you probably have a poor seal around the suction of the pump. There is probably also a poor seal around the su…ction inlet in the vacuum equipment.