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    vacumming question?

    Should I shut off the pump first then hook up the hose to the skimmer or can I leave the pump running?

    I vacummed last week the filter gauge was going crazy back and forth from 0 to 10, is this normal.
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    Re: vacumming question?

    Hook up the hose while it is running.....use the return to fill the hose.............and be quick! Those gauges are cheap. You gettin' a steady flow from the return? Pump making any unusual noise?
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    Re: vacumming question?

    I leave mine running while I hook up the vacuum hose. Fill the hose, stick it through the skimmer mouth, hook it to the vac plate, sit it on the skimmer basket.
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    Re: vacumming question?

    Flow is good but the pump is noisy, I guess from vacuuming
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