After vacuuming the pool, I now have low flow but seemingly good suction.
When I flip the pump switch on, the pump kinda chugs and goes through an endless 2-second cycle of water trickling into the pump basket, then shooting up and out to the filter while emptying the pump basket. Then that repeats.
When I flip the pump switch off, the water momentum / vacuum pressure fills the pump basket immediately. So I am led to believe there is great vacuum pressure sucking water from the skimmer to the pump but the water is having trouble getting through.
This occurs where my multiport is set to filter, direct to waste, or anything else.
When I was vacuuming, I put the vacuum hose direct to skimmer intake and got a few acorns, leaves, etc. but not a large number. Also vacuumed some dirt, typical stuff.
I lost flow during the vacuuming process and not after.
I put a garden hose with a hose bladder on it from the pump and shot a small amount of debris out of the hose line. But my problem was not fixed.
So I cut my skimmer PVC line and ran a snake down it (from the pump towards the skimmer) but I got nothing. It hits something that I think is a 90deg elbow.
Please help?! Would you agree that it sounds like a clogged line? How do I clear it? Could it be something else?
(Picture of my equipment here, for reference.)