Hi all! New to the forum and new to pools (in my backyard). My new house has a three year old salt water pool and i had the builders come out yesterday to open it. All went well and it went from green to crystal clear in a few hours but today there was a bunch of dirt on the pool floor.
Im not the type to leave well enough alone, so i went to the basement and pulled out the hose, vac head, and the Barracude G4. After an hour that consisted of literally NOTHING going right, I started to look on the net for a new home and now I'm here.
Simple question. How in the world do you get a pool vac to work on a single speed Waterway Mustang (MUSTS-110)? I followed eight different YouTube videos and I can't get any decent suction out of the hose. I swear I've got the hose filled with water, but then it IS floating, so maybe not?
Anyway, I soon abandoned the vac head and hooked up the G4 (several times as it had to be fished off the bottom when I'd pull accidentally pull the hose out trying to "help" it land) and noted its position at the bottom of the pool. Ten minutes later, it hadn't moved a millimeter.
The clear lid on the pump shows water flowing the same as before I put on the skimmer plate with the short stub that attaches to the vac hose and all the rest of it. I even took the vac head off to feel the pressure on the palm of my hand and I swear my dog could suck more water through a hose with his lungs than what I'm getting.
Anyone have any thoughts? I know this is obviously so simple because the Pool School doesn't even cover it which REALLY makes me feel like an idiot. Help!