This morning, I noticed a ton of leaves on the pool floor and noticed that my Barracuda wasn't kicking. After throttling up the skimmers and closing the valve on the Barracuda, I removed the Barracuda and its hose and checked it all for obstructions. There were no clogs that I could see. I then reconnected the Barracuda and its hoses to my cleaner access connection on the side of the pool, closed the skimmer valves, floor valves, and opened only the cleaner valve. The Barracuda wobbled a little bit but still wouldn't commence to doing its job. I noticed very poor suction at the pump strainer basket window, poor return pressure, and filter pressure was reading near zero. I suspect that I have an obstruction with twigs and/or leaves somewhere within the cleaner access line between the pool and the pump. I have already place a call to a pool tech but it will be a couple of days before he can make it out here. Meanwhile, is there anyone here who can suggest something that I could try to clear this obstruction? I do have one of those little DIY drain snakes for sink clogs and stuff. I wonder if that might work.
Thank you guys and gals!