Suction problem at skimmer

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Suction problem at skimmer

Postby mbutler27 » Tue 08 May, 2012 18:48

My skimmer basket seems to have lost resistance - usually I cannot remove the skimmer basket while the pump is running. It now just lifts right out.

It was working fine until a couple of days ago and I am at a loss as to what is causing this.

Pump basket is clear of debris. Have put my hand in and turned the impeller it moves freely doesnt appear to be jammed.

Have put a plastic bag into skimmer and it went straight to the pump basket with no problem.
Sand was replaced coming up for 3 years ago.

My filtration system has been running continuously as I have been clearing a really nasty algae outbreak.
Pump usually starts at 10 and rises as and when it needs backwashing. Have had to do a lot of backwashing while trying to clear the algae up.

Water is very cloudy and doesnt seem to be clearing as fast as it usually does.

Any suggestions as to what the problem can be?

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