We started to open the pool due to the high temps - mid 80's on April Fools day!
I have a 16 X 52 Ultra Frame Pool with the Intext Sand Filter and Pump that came with the pool. I attempted to vacuum the pool and it's happening again (this is year two with the pool and I fought this last year). It's like the vacuum when attached taxes the pump - so instead of getting great suction within a few minutes of starting the pressure gauge on the filter goes into the yellow and the suction isn't strong enough to pull anything. The amount of air in the stainer basket is large.
We checked all the hoses - no drips and all are tight. I made sure that there was no air in the vacuum hose when I tried the manual vacuum. And when we switch over to the Hayward Bug (had to since the arm holding the strainer basket and such the vacuum hose snapped again!) it was worse. I got maybe 20 minutes before the bug stopped moving and there was next to no water going back into the pool. I know my first vacuum I'm going to have to backwash and backwash since I'm pulling a lot of dirt from the bottom (live on dirt road so it's "life" at our house). But this is ridiculous.
Is it the pump? Bad connections?
I don't want to spend another year babying the vacuum.