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tomzabob
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Problems vacuming pool

Postby tomzabob » Mon 28 May, 2007 11:45

When I vacum the pool all it seems to do is push the dirt around. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks


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Postby Buggsw » Mon 28 May, 2007 21:59

I'm afraid you will need to be more descriptive about your equipment and how it is hooking into your system for anyone to help.

For instance, are you hooking your vac hose into the skimmer or do you have a vacuum port on the side of your pool?
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Postby tomzabob » Mon 28 May, 2007 22:21

Thanks, I'm hooking it into the skimmer.
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Postby Buggsw » Tue 29 May, 2007 00:53

Does your skimmer seem to be working okay when you don't have the hose hooked up?

In my skimmer, I have one hole that is the suction and the other is the main drain connection. Is it possible you are not putting the hose into the correct hole?

Your hose may have a hole in it or it may be plugged up.
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Postby tomzabob » Tue 29 May, 2007 08:06

Yes, skimmer seems to be working ok. I only have one hole though.
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Postby Buggsw » Wed 30 May, 2007 00:45

I would think it has to be a clogged hose or a hose that has a leak.
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Postby Backglass » Wed 30 May, 2007 08:29

Or you aren't filling the hose with water before using it. ;)
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Postby tomzabob » Thu 31 May, 2007 22:36

Thanks folks!
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Problems vacuming pool

Postby Guest » Wed 19 Aug, 2009 11:36

I need help! Every time I vacum the pool it just shots what I vacum right back into the pool! Why won't my sand filter watch it? What can I do?
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Problems vacuming pool

Postby Guest » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 11:28

Are you keeping the setting on filter when you do this? Any other setting bypasses the sandfilter.

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