I am a new pool owner. I have successfully opened my pool and cleaned up what used to be a green swamp and made it into a nice clear inviting pool. Yesterday was my first time in the pool and decided I would go around to all of the skimmers and drains and check out their suction. I have 2 surface skimmers, 1 spa drain and 2 main pool drains (one in the shallow end one in the deep end.
Here's what I found:
Skimmer furthest from the pump had decent suction.
Skimmer closest to the pump had about half the suction of the other skimmer.
Spa drain (closest drain to the pump) had very good suction, the best out off all of the skimmers/drains.
Shallow end drain had decent suction after I forced some water down there with a hose.
Deep end drain had no suction even after trying to clear pipe with hose water.
In an ideal world I'd think that all of the skimmers/drains should have good suction. How should I go about evening out or fixing suction problems?
Thanks for any feedback.