Hello, pool gurus!
The Zodiac Baracuda G2 in my ma’s pool is stuck on the bottom.
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The diaphragm is not damaged—it pulses as soon as I pull the G2 off the bottom.
There seems to be way more suction than there used to be, and that *seems* to be the problem.
An uncle of mine messed with the pool recently and “doesn’t remember” what he did. I don’t know much about pools, so I don’t quite know how to troubleshoot this.
The pool has a single skimmer, and the hose is attached as pictured (in the photo it might look as if the hose segment is damaged, but that’s just distortion from a water bubble):
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I'm using the G2's flow regulator assembly:
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So far, I have:
—backwashed the pool
—emptied the strainer basket
—emptied the basket at the pool
—checked the flow regulator in the skimmer basket (it has 3 settings, 1-2-3--the G2 manual says the lower the number, the lower the flow; I have it on setting #1, but I tried all three, with no result)
At the motor there are three handles:
There used to be a handle to control the whips (yep, the pool is that old) but when the pool was remodeled, there were no more whips.
The aerator and jacuzzi are both off. The one remaining control doesn’t seem to alter the power of the flow/suction. All that happens when I turn it clockwise to close it is that the needle on the pressure gauge rises (otherwise, it hovers just above 10).
I’ve used the flow gauge that came with the G2:
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No matter what, the flow is so strong that instead of the gauge reading about 3, the suction pulls the spring all the way!
A thousand thanks in advance, Obi-Wans!