Hi All! I'm not only a newbie to the forum but also a newbie to taking care of a pool. The wife and I just bought an older home and it has a pool with what looks to be older equipment. Ok, here's the deal.
When I purchased the home there was no drain cover in the deep end. I bought a new cover and swam down to install it yesterday. To my surprise, there was no suction. I stuck my hand in, nothing. I got back out, played with the Jandy valve in every which way, nothing from the main drain. I can get sharky (the automatic pool cleaner) to work great, I can get the skimmer to suction, but nothing from the main drain. On top of that, my automatic pool cleaner only works with FULL flow. I cannot have the skimmer pulling water or there is not enough power to move the cleaner.
There are 2 lines that go into the Jandy valve before making their way into the pump. I would assume one is for the automatic pool cleaner and the other is for the skimmer & main drain. Please help! I'm pretty self sufficient but completely new to pool care.