I have been trying to vacuum my pool and unfortunately I'm only getting suction for a very limited time. I believe I have what is called a combination drain - where I have a drain on the floor of my pool and then one to the pump from the skimmer - where the one from the skimmer is to catch floating items.
I pulled out the flying saucer looking thing in my skimmer and I noticed two holes. I inserted one end of the hose into the hole closest to the pump and then turned my pump on "quick clean", I get suction for about 10 seconds and then it stops. I noticed that it seems to coincide with the length of time that my pop up cleaners on the steps are going. Once they're done, I don't get any more suction.
Anyone have ideas on what I can do to fix this?