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    Vacuum Issue

    Hey all,

    What an awesome resource TFP is! I am a new pool owner, bought a house with a pool, and have implemented the TFP water chemistry protocol.

    However, I seem to be having some issues vacuuming - there is a significant amount of debris/dirt on the bottom of the pool and no matter how often I vacuum,I don't seem to be making much of a dent into it. By my pump, there is a valve that is positioned in the middle of the main drain and skimmer lines, should I be moving this completely to the skimmer line? Appreciate any insight you all might have.

    Pool info:
    33,000 gallon 20x40 vinyl, Hayward DE filter

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    Re: Vacuum Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by dvp View Post
    Hey all,

    What an awesome resource TFP is! I am a new pool owner, bought a house with a pool, and have implemented the TFP water chemistry protocol.

    However, I seem to be having some issues vacuuming - there is a significant amount of debris/dirt on the bottom of the pool and no matter how often I vacuum,I don't seem to be making much of a dent into it. By my pump, there is a valve that is positioned in the middle of the main drain and skimmer lines, should I be moving this completely to the skimmer line? Appreciate any insight you all might have.

    Pool info:
    33,000 gallon 20x40 vinyl, Hayward DE filter
    Yes. Full suction to the vacuum. And if that's too much suction, the head will get stuck on the floor and you crack the valve to the drain enough to let it move.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
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