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    No vacuum

    Hello all,
    Ok when I have my valves set for the main drain or skimmer the pump pressure is aroun 35. When I switch it to cleaner to use the hose to vacuum the pressure drops to 0 and the pump drains. No vacuum from the hose at all. If I switch back it immediately picks back up to 35 and the jets purge air. This is my first pool, any help is great. Thanks.
    Henderson,NV
    15x30 IG plaster; 18,500 gallons; Pentair 420 cartridge filter, WhisperFlo 2.5 HP SF 1.30;
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    Re: No vacuum

    Are you filling the hose with water before you switch to the vacuum?
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    Re: No vacuum

    It's submerged. But there's no vacuum at the plug on the side either
    Henderson,NV
    15x30 IG plaster; 18,500 gallons; Pentair 420 cartridge filter, WhisperFlo 2.5 HP SF 1.30;
    Autofill from tap water

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    Re: No vacuum

    If you could post pictures of your equipment pad and pool that would help us identify the problem.
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