Up to today, I've never used a vacuum plate when vacuuming the bottom of our pool; our pb instructed us to burp our vacuum hose, remove the skimmer basket from the skimmer, and plug the hose directly into the outlet of the skimmer. Today, I decided to try to use the vacuum plate so I could keep my skimmer basket and it's sock in place to catch all the **** before it went to the pump and filter. Unfortunately, I could never get the hose hooked to the plate without the pump losing it's prime and sucking air. So, hence my dumb question. How do you hook up your vacuum hose to the vacuum plate and then get it in position in the skimmer well without your pump sucking air and losing prime?
Thanks in advance for the advice!