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    dedicated suction line blowing water

    I just found a Polaris Raptor stored away from the previous owners of our house. I have a 50,000 gallon vinyl lined inground pool with two skimmers and a dedicated suction line. There is separate booster pump as well, which I have been told was to be used with the suction line when using an automatic pool cleaner. The place on the line where the pool cleaner should connect though seems to be blowing water instead of suctioning, and when I put the booster pump on, it blows water more forcefully. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks in advance for any help

    Dawn
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    Re: dedicated suction line blowing water

    It's not a suction line...it's a pressure cleaner line You're not doing anything wrong. Hook up that polaris and see what happens!
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    Re: dedicated suction line blowing water

    Oh, wow...I guess you can tell I know almost NOTHING when it comes to pools, lol

    So do you know if the Raptor is supposed to be used with pressure line like I have, or do I need to go buy something different to hook up?

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    Re: dedicated suction line blowing water

    The Polaris raptor is a suction side cleaner. Do not use it on your dedicated pressure line.
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    Re: dedicated suction line blowing water

    Hm. Could have looked that up beforehand, huh?

    Either way, you do have a pressure line, not a dedicated cleaner suction line. You can use the Raptor by plugging it into the skimmer, or you could get a pressure-side polaris (280, 380, etc).
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