pump looses prime during cleaning

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pump looses prime during cleaning

Postby goober » Sat 03 Jun, 2006 08:35

My filter and pump works fine until a hook a vaccum hose to the skimmer. As soon as I hook my cleaning hose to skimmer it sucks down real tight and the pump backet decreases in water. It looses its prime. I put a new lid and o- ring on and as soon as you hook on the cleaning hose the water in the basket drops. when I take off the cleanning hose and switch to filter it runs great.


Postby sam » Sat 17 Jun, 2006 16:22

Having same problem...Any answers ????

pump looses prime

Postby Robin » Wed 21 Jun, 2006 09:50

Firts thing you need to do is make sure you have enough water to cover the vac plate when it is hooked to the skimmer. You are sucking air and I have had customers with the same problem.

Postby sam » Wed 21 Jun, 2006 15:08

That is hooked up ok and so are all the hoses...I'm thinking maybe a small split in the hose and air might be getting in ??? I guess I'll try a new hose again this year too !!
Thanks !

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