I got a new filter/pump this spring.
This may not be the right way to vacuum but this is how my grandparents always did it, and they owned this exact pool for over 20 years before we got it.
When I vacuum we drop the main skimmer lid to create suction, plug in the vaccum hose, get all of the air out, and turn the pump onto waste and vacuum.
The vacuum hose is a 1" hose, which is smaller than the rest of my hoses, so perhaps I just need to upgrade that, but the problem I'm having is that the water doesn't seem to suck through fast enough to satisfy the pump and and the water in the pump strainer get low and I lose suction. This happens every 5 minutes or so, which means I have to stop, shut down, pull up the lid and let everything refill... start over. Which makes vacuuming a very time consuming and frustrating project. I am looking into getting a auto vac, but want to make sure this isn't going to be an on going issue or if there is something I need to change or address before doing so to prevent this from happening.
Thanks for any suggestions!