Excessive Vaccuum Suction

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ddarley
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Excessive Vaccuum Suction

Postby ddarley » Mon 28 Jun, 2010 09:55

I am trying to get my pool open and in shape to use. When I try to vaccuum the pool, the suction is so strong that the head sticks to the bottom of the pool and won't move.


riverdogg8899
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My Pool: my pool is kidney shaped and about 12,000 gallons
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Excessive Vaccuum Suction

Postby riverdogg8899 » Mon 28 Jun, 2010 10:43

There are a couple things that will help. One, you can move the wheels down on the Vac head itself or two, pending on how your valves are you may be able to back off the suction line a little to relieve some of the suction.

There is a good site you may some good info on.

Good luck

ddarley wrote:I am trying to get my pool open and in shape to use. When I try to vaccuum the pool, the suction is so strong that the head sticks to the bottom of the pool and won't move.
jayinc1
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My Pool: Inground 15000 Gallons, Nautilus 48,
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Excessive Vaccuum Suction

Postby jayinc1 » Sat 03 Jul, 2010 08:09

i was having the opposite problem. to increase the pressure i turned the selector to open 45 degrees more towards the skimmer instead of being in the middle (equal return from drain and skimmer). have you tried to reverse this?

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