vacuum loses suction quickly

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Postby mr_clean » Sat 18 Aug, 2007 13:29

If you have a suction air leak you will have air bubbles in return lines all the time. So either way vacuuming or not after a few mins bubbles should be gone.

If you do have air bubbles only when vacuuming by new one

if you have air bubbles all the time it can be alot of things
pool water level, you start sucking air
leaky skimmer
pipes from skimmer to pump
o-ring for pump basket
worped pump basket lid from over-heating do to low water level
look at pipe comming from top of pump is it dripping water? you can cut and clean, put on new pipe dope and glue/cement back together

lets say no air bubbles

look for debri in your impeller:
turnoff pump-moter and remove basket. then take your finger or small screw driver and go to small hole at bottom and turn impeller. if it seems very hard to turn something is stuck in there and you can have problems and need to take apart a clean.

your filter:
The pool systems that come with above ground pools are not as strong as inground pool equipment.

Try cleaning your filter and inspecting all parts sometimes you will be suprised what you find in them


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Postby jimjimracing » Tue 21 Aug, 2007 00:01

hi. everyone.
i am new here. first post.

search the net and found here.

my pump... works very strong without going thru the filter sys.
the filter seems blocked.. it start with 15PSI.. then 5-10 mins later. it built up to 80-90 pSI.. and i can see the body of the filter expand a bit too.

plenty of water in the pump basket..

is it hard to change the O rings and does it necessary to change the filter?..

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Postby mr_clean » Tue 21 Aug, 2007 09:19

no matter what type of filter if you see it expand with pressure rising clean it or open it up and inspect it.

if you have trouble with o-ring filter go to pool store get some magic lube/grease and lube it up alot. always make sure it fits snug if not it's harder to put on but possible with lube.

for filter frustration do to cleaning alot must be cartridge as sand & DE can backwash.

make sure to soak cartridge in good cleaner, just follow instruction on bottle.

as for new by quality cartridge & when cleaning do above
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Postby jimjimracing » Tue 28 Aug, 2007 05:27

thanks mr. Clean.

i went to pool shop got some degrease power.. and soak the cartidge in warm water for few hours. scrubbed and jet cleaned.

put back and it do a great job. before the suction only last 5-10 mins.
after the clean... it last about 3 hours...

then the problem comes back again.

by the way.,, i put some grease in the valve... makes it much easy to turn.

is it good to disassemble the cartidge to just clean the cloth?? some area cannot be really scrubbed..
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Postby mr_clean » Tue 28 Aug, 2007 20:23

If you cleaned the filter good and the problem comes back the cartridge could need to be replaced. How old is it? If it was not cleaned correctly over the years a new one may be needed. I assume this problem did not happen before?
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Why waste time?

Postby Curt » Wed 29 Aug, 2007 20:32

You's guys need a robotic pool cleaner. throw it in the water and plug it in.

You may NEVER have to use the vacuum equipment again. Doesn't get any better than that.
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vacuum loses suction quickly

Postby Kelley67 » Wed 24 Jun, 2009 14:10

I lose suction when using vaccuum and Kreepy Krauly. Really frustrated. 8 ft deep end still has algae cause we can't get it completely done> I will try a new o-ring on basket, seems like it spits water out when you turn on filter!! Thanks!
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Vacuum loses suction quickly

Postby Denali » Wed 24 Jun, 2009 14:13

Kelley67 wrote:I lose suction when using vaccuum and Kreepy Krauly. Really frustrated. 8 ft deep end still has algae cause we can't get it completely done> I will try a new o-ring on basket, seems like it spits water out when you turn on filter!! Thanks!


Hi,

If water is spitting out at the pump when you shut it off then you do want to check/replace the oring there. If you pick up a new oring then also pick up a lube to use on it. There are other areas to look for suction leaks but it sounds like you have already found it.

Good luck.
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vacuum loses suction quickly

Postby Guest » Sat 05 Jun, 2010 14:59

I HAVE THEM SAME PROBLEM...AFTER A MINUTE OR SO I LOOSE SUCTION . WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM
Please help. I am desperate

vacuum loses suction quickly

Postby Please help. I am desperate » Wed 10 Nov, 2010 11:38

I need advice please. I have the same problem with my pool. Good suction when I backwash and when I connect my poolcleaner, the pool cleaner works well. That last however for only about 1 hour, then there is about no more suction, and the pool cleaner stands still. What I have notice is that when the pool cleaner is disconnected the basket at the pump is running full of water, like it is suppose to do. When I connect the pool cleaner however, the basket runs empty, and about all suction is gone. Please, I need advice what to do to correct the problem.

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