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    Any suggestions?

    I lost my main drains a few yrs ago. I think the flex underground got crushed,long story. My problem is when I vacuum I can not adjust the flow so the vacuum hose collapses and I lose prime. Any ideas? I have a blue diamond robot but it misses spots so I need to manually vacuum.
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    Re: Any suggestions?

    guide your robot with your vac pole to where it is missing spots
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    Re: Any suggestions?

    Good idea but what if you need a last min. vacuum before a party? I would like to have the option to do it manually if I have too. Even though I hate to vacuum!
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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    Re: Any suggestions?

    How about a diverter valve? Would that work? Inline with skimmer.
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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    Re: Any suggestions?

    I could see this working if the plumbing was above ground. I'm thinking with an inground pool you would have to dig to access the line at the skimmer and the cost and aesthetics may not be what you want. You might look into an inexpensive 1 hp pump/filter combo with a leaf canister to use for vacuuming or something like anaquabroomif it only misses a few spots here and there.
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    Re: Any suggestions?

    How about at equip pad before basket. Would that work?
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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