so this is long story for what is driving me to drink if i don't get this to work.
So here is the long story. We had an old 16x16 intex ultra frame pool and a 1600 gph sand filter pump, We also installed a side of the pool skimmer. Everything worked great until this year.
A mouse decided to set up condo colony with all her friends and babies in the pool over the winter while it was stored. Two huge holes. Called Intex and our pool liner was discounted so we decided to buy a new pool (exact same but updated) so we had new fitting etc. It was a little different since there were 2 holes and hoses where the water was pulled into the filter instead of the one hole our old pool had. The old pool had one hole that we attached a hang on the side skimmer and it filtered the water thru there to filter but now we have 2 hoses and the skimmer is attached to one (see pic).
I excitedly order a Hayward bug vacuum after watching instructions on line and thought it could work with our pool last season
Then last week the pump decided it didn't want to work anymore after working fine for 2 weeks (we are not speaking now).. Since we had order a whole new pool we had the new sand filter pump they supplied and everything worked out ok, it is only 1050gph pump.
So I open the bug, doesn't work. Is the pump not strong enough. What am I doing wrong. I plugged the bug into the filter itself then tried the skimmer and nothing. Do i have to cover the other valve opposite the skimmer so it gets more suctions. I'm confused about if i keep open the valves coming from and away from the pool or do i close them.
I am so confused any assistance would have me indebted to you for life. !!!