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Thread: Picked up an additional "debris pump" 1.5 hp, how much suction should i be feeling?

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    Picked up an additional "debris pump" 1.5 hp, how much suction should i be feeling?

    Picked up a Harris H1572730 ProForce 1.5 HP pump as an external vegetation pump, to pick up the heavy stuff and bypass my filter. I was following this tutorial on youtube:
    How to make a Portable Clean-Up Pump to Vacuum out a Pool - YouTube
    I attached my old hose to the intake and a vinyl hose to the outake, primed it, and then it sucked out the primed water, but filled it with just air. I took off the input hose and put my hand on the adapter and felt a very small suction, it should pull on my hand quite hard right?

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    Re: Picked up an additional "debris pump" 1.5 hp, how much suction should i be feelin

    Not with air. Full of water there will be good suction as the impeller can pull/move the water.
    Unknown make 18' above ground (bought used in 1999) Sparco sand filter. Hayward 100,000 BTu heater. 2 speed pump

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