Nothing is labeled, and the pool guy I had to help get things started didn't really teach me anything.
I've read around here a lot, so getting a better feel for how to do the chemistry, but want to make sure I understand how all the valves and setup on my system works. There are no labels or anything whatsoever, so it's tough for a new person to learn.
Side question. My pool has a skimmer area in a corner, along with a suction point for a cleaner in the middle of the pool. When I hook my Baracuda G2 to the cleaner input it works for a few minutes and stops. If the cleaner is on the skimmer input it works perfectly all the time. Could this be related to one of the valves in the picture limiting my pressure there? I could have sworn that middle input worked better in the past.
Also, if I push down the black plunger handle and turn it (and then turn the pump on) then water comes out the backwash hose. Am I doing that correctly? Or am I just washing out clean water? No clue if I need to turn one of the valves (either the big black one on the left or the little gray one on the right) or something.
Oh, my home warranty people had someone replace the motor, as it was tripping the breaker, so I know my motor is pretty good.
Thanks for your help! Just trying to understand things so I can perform maintenance accordingly.
Here's the picture below: