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Thread: Jury Rigged Pool Vac

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    Jun 2016
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    Scottsdale, AZ
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    Jury Rigged Pool Vac

    Trying to familiarize myself with all the plumbing and electrical of our new pool. I've noticed our pool vac does a pretty poor job of cleaning the bottom, so I've taken it to the local store to be inspected. Another thing I've noticed is that the vac plugs in directly to the skimmer thru a hole cut in the basket. That isn't supposed to be like that, right? There appears to be an intake/hookup on the side of the pool where it probably should plug in, but when the filter is running, you can't feel any suction when you put your hand up to it. Is it clogged? Can I clear it myself so I can hook the vac up properly?
    20,000 gallon, in-ground, pebble-sheen
    Hayward sand filter
    Century 1.65 HP pump

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    Re: Jury Rigged Pool Vac

    I've noticed our pool vac does a pretty poor job of cleaning the bottom
    I hate vacuuming the pool. I never liked my brand new vac and feel the same way about it as you feel. But I LOVE my Hayward Tiger Shark robotic cleaner and my Pool Blaster Fusion for quick cleanups.

    There appears to be an intake/hookup on the side of the pool where it probably should plug in, but when the filter is running, you can't feel any suction when you put your hand up to it. Is it clogged? Can I clear it myself so I can hook the vac up properly?
    There may be a valve to turn that on/off.
    29,000 gallon vinyl liner custom designed lagoon style in-ground pool (self-built 2015-2016), Hayward EcoStar VS pump, Hayward HP21404T Heat Pump (140K BTU), Hayward Pro Grid DE DE6020 Filter with Fiber Clear, Hayward Tiger Shark, 2 Hayward Color-Logic LED lights, Stenner 45MPHP10
    370 gallon Jacuzzi J-345 spa with ClearRay UV

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