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    Too much suction...vacuum hose bending...

    How to stop this? Vac head has so much suction that the head is tough to move across the floor at times. Hose will kink at the skimmer or if the hose gets curled...due to high suction.

    I have drilled about a 3/8" hole in skimmer plate but still too much suction.

    Fiberglass pool with VSP.

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    Thoughts??
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    Re: Too much suction...vacuum hose bending...

    Do you have any valves near your pump so that you could adjust the water suction?

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    Re: Too much suction...vacuum hose bending...

    Only valve is for the deck jets but it's on the return side. Would that help?
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    Re: Too much suction...vacuum hose bending...

    Quote Originally Posted by mckinneymagnum View Post
    Only valve is for the deck jets but it's on the return side. Would that help?
    No. If the main drain was plumbed to a valve you could release some of the suction that way.

    How worn out is that vacuum head? If the wheels have shrunk and the body sags, that may be part of the problem. If the head is newish, then try drilling another hole in the vacuum plate.
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    Re: Too much suction...vacuum hose bending...

    Head is about 6 or so months old
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    Re: Too much suction...vacuum hose bending...

    Turn down the pump speed?
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    Re: Too much suction...vacuum hose bending...

    Another thought if no other ideas pop up. Thinking maybe the hose might be weak in that one spot? We once had a hole near one end in our hose and had to cut it out and reattach the fitting.

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    Re: Too much suction...vacuum hose bending...

    What vacuum head are you using?
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