Greetings to all and (golly), on my planet the summer is drawing to a close. No more Cohiba's while afloat in my personal, pleasure pit.
I got a ton of leaves, etc in my pool while out of town this week. My "monster" isn't functioning properly due to a suction leak in my solar heat system. It's leaking and I 'think' that it's also sucking air. As a result, the monster is hovering and has lost his negative buoyancy. He's belching constantly about a foot off the bottom. But, that's another problem.
HOW do you properly vacuum using the Pump / Filter / Waste function?
I hooked up to lower the pool (at its lip due to the heavy rain) and to remove tons of (golly) that the monster ignored.
Here's my Q...
There are TWO inlets at the end of a T which carry water to the filter system. ONE, has a 90 degree shutoff, one does not. Which one shuts off the bottom inlet and gives max suck to the skimmer for vacuuming? The suction I get (at the vacuum head) is miserable and hardly enough to remove anything, yet the hose FROM the filter is pumping like gangbusters. I must have it hooked up wrong.
Do you leave the strainer basket (at the PUMP, not skimmer) in place while vacuuming?
At the pump outlet, downstream of the Salt Cell there is a T fitting and TWO lines to the pool. BOTH have 90 degree shutoffs. One is RED.
I assume one is for the four corner "jets" and one is for the main outlet, into which I plug the monster. Is that correct and should I modulate either one of those two valves? If so, for what purpose?
Thank goodness that B-Hole Joaquin has hooked east. Sorry for those folks in Bermuda.