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    Kreepy Krauly won't lay flat

    I've noticed that when I run my KK vac it doesn't lay flat on the bottom of the pool. Shouldn't it be flat so it has the max suction?




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    Re: Kreepy Krauly won't lay flat

    From my experience with ours it is always flat on the bottom. There's an adapter that plugs into the skimmer that the hose attaches to that has a spring loaded lever on it that I had to adjust to get just the right about of flow through the diaphragm otherwise it won't move or it does what you are experiencing and drags along at all angles. It's purely trial and error on getting that thing adjusted properly but once it's set it doesn't require any other adjustment.

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    Re: Kreepy Krauly won't lay flat

    Well I didn't install the spring loaded part, just plugged the end into the skimmer. Maybe I'll try adding that part. Didn't think it would make a difference.


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    Re: Kreepy Krauly won't lay flat

    It's all about getting the right amount of flow through the diaphragm so it levels out and works right. That adapter allows for adjustments due to different sized pumps so it can ge dialed in for more or less suction.

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    Re: Kreepy Krauly won't lay flat

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamison04 View Post
    It's all about getting the right amount of flow through the diaphragm so it levels out and works right. That adapter allows for adjustments due to different sized pumps so it can ge dialed in for more or less suction.
    Well I did install the part where I can control the suction and it still doesn't want to lay flat. Next I'll try adjusting my returns so the flow of water is directed more downward. It was supposed to be easy to just let the Kreepy suck up any debris on the bottom but I'm finding it easier to just manually brush anything towards the main drains.
    Pool completed 3/21/2016
    8800 gallons, plaster 14' x 24', 3/4 hp Hayward pump, Hayward cartridge filter, Blue Essence T-5 SWG, Kreepy Krauly Kruiser, Taylor K-2006 test kit with Speedstir, Taylor K-1766 salt test and 250 sq. ft. of Heliocol solar panels with Pentair Solartouch control system

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    Re: Kreepy Krauly won't lay flat

    Hmmmm. Are all of the hose sections flat or do they have any curves to them? What about weight? Is it completely weighed down?

    It is possible I suppose for the current under the water to be strong enough to knock it back

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    Re: Kreepy Krauly won't lay flat

    I didn't add any weights based on the instructions that came with it for my pool depth. Hose isn't flat. When I turn off my main drain it does get better suction but I thought that was a no-no.


    Pool completed 3/21/2016
    8800 gallons, plaster 14' x 24', 3/4 hp Hayward pump, Hayward cartridge filter, Blue Essence T-5 SWG, Kreepy Krauly Kruiser, Taylor K-2006 test kit with Speedstir, Taylor K-1766 salt test and 250 sq. ft. of Heliocol solar panels with Pentair Solartouch control system

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    Re: Kreepy Krauly won't lay flat

    I run mine in conjunction with the skimmer. It's in a dedicated suction port in the wall. I have an above ground so no main drain but still not using 100% of the suction available since it's split between the two. Same should apply running a main drain. But since you said the hose doesn't lay flat it could be just twisted enough that it's not allowing it to lay flat. Long shot but have you tried twisting some of the hoses a few turns to see if that changes how the hose lays?

    I will add that I give the vacuum more suction than the skimmer so maybe it just needs a tad more suction.

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    Re: Kreepy Krauly won't lay flat

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamison04 View Post
    I will add that I give the vacuum more suction than the skimmer so maybe it just needs a tad more suction.
    Maybe I'll also try turning down the suction to the main drain a little in addition to directing the returns downward.
    Pool completed 3/21/2016
    8800 gallons, plaster 14' x 24', 3/4 hp Hayward pump, Hayward cartridge filter, Blue Essence T-5 SWG, Kreepy Krauly Kruiser, Taylor K-2006 test kit with Speedstir, Taylor K-1766 salt test and 250 sq. ft. of Heliocol solar panels with Pentair Solartouch control system

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