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    Loosing suction when vacuuming ? Picture

    Hello
    pool is getting more of green stuff on floor ,and when using normal vacum keep losing suction from skimmer - but when change setting on filter to waste ,suction stays on skimmer .

    secondly is it normal to have these many air bubbles on these jets in pic .

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    Re: Loosing suction when vacuuming ? Picture

    Hello Mastero,

    If you could put your pool, pump filter info in your signature, it will help our resident guru's help you with your problem.

    First thing that pops to mind, depending on type of filter is possibly the spider gasket on your filter valve. Hard to know without info

    oh.... Welcome to TFP
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    Re: Loosing suction when vacuuming ? Picture

    Two issues I think.

    1. You are "losing suction" because you have clogged your filter....it's loaded withe the junk you are vacuuming up just like it is supposed to. Clean it out.
    It works in the "waste" position because you bypass the filter.

    2. I think you are trying to clear an algae laden pool with your filter.....that doesn't work. You must kill the algae first so none returns to your pool. You do that with proper water chemistry....You likely need to SLAM the pool.
    secondly is it normal to have these many air bubbles on these jets in pic
    No. I think you have a suction side air leak, unrelated to your issues above.
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    Re: Loosing suction when vacuuming ? Picture

    And Dave bails me out again, Thank you
    Si -central Mo. 32' x 16' -- 3'4" to 6' deep Vinyl liner - 16,500 Gals : Triton II filter -Duraglass 2 hp pump - 1 speed : SI-30 salt generator
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    Re: Loosing suction when vacuuming ? Picture

    Tx Duraleigh & Lefty 51 .
    time to change sand came with house 17 yrs old ,and what should I do for side suction leak .?
    Vinyl & Concrete 32 x 16 Feet ,8 x 3 Deep - 20000 Gals-StaRite T 240 BP Sand Filter -StaRite Pump P2RA5E-124LC with GE AC HP 3/4 Motor- Raypak Heater.

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    Re: Loosing suction when vacuuming ? Picture

    Quote Originally Posted by Mastero View Post
    Tx Duraleigh & Lefty 51 .
    time to change sand came with house 17 yrs old ,and what should I do for side suction leak .?
    Although changing sand can't hurt, sand doesn't wear out and sometimes a deep cleaning can help http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...-a-Sand-Filter

    Also if you do replace sand beware of what kind of sand you buy http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...-created-equal
    Si -central Mo. 32' x 16' -- 3'4" to 6' deep Vinyl liner - 16,500 Gals : Triton II filter -Duraglass 2 hp pump - 1 speed : SI-30 salt generator
    TF-100 with speedstir

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    Re: Loosing suction when vacuuming ? Picture

    Si -central Mo. 32' x 16' -- 3'4" to 6' deep Vinyl liner - 16,500 Gals : Triton II filter -Duraglass 2 hp pump - 1 speed : SI-30 salt generator
    TF-100 with speedstir

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    Re: Loosing suction when vacuuming ? Picture

    Tx lefty51 for excellent links .
    Vinyl & Concrete 32 x 16 Feet ,8 x 3 Deep - 20000 Gals-StaRite T 240 BP Sand Filter -StaRite Pump P2RA5E-124LC with GE AC HP 3/4 Motor- Raypak Heater.

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