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    Pool vacuum has no suction

    Hello everyone
    What a wonderful website this is and so nice to have access to your thoughts and suggestions

    I shocked my pool last night and went to vacuum this morning and the vacuum has no suction
    The filter works, the backwash and rinse all work but when I put the hose in the skimmer basket area there is no suction. I even tried a different hose thinking it might be a leak in the hose

    Any help would be certainly appreciated

    Thank you so much

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Pool vacuum has no suction

    Hi, Bev,

    Welcome to the forum Can you feel suction by placing your hand over the hole in the bottom of the skimmer? If so, then you have narrowed down the problem so that it is somewhere between that point and the suction head.

    If you hook up the vacuum and you then see bubbles in the pump strainer basket, you are sucking air, so you know the issue is somewhere along the hose line that is above the water.
    Dave S.
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    Re: Pool vacuum has no suction

    Welcome to TFP!

    Are you filling the hose with water before connecting it to the skimmer?
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    Re: Pool vacuum has no suction

    I never do that, and I attached it as I have always done since I first got the pool
    Thank you for your quick reply

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