I hope I don't seem like I'm double posting. I'm trying not to, but I have another question concerning hooking up a vaccuum hose to my sand filter. My filter has great suction when it's filtering. It jets out the water very fast. I have checked the suction for the inlet into the filter and feel that there is great pull.
I have the following equipment for vaccuuming......a double duty vaccuum head that can either be hooked up to a vaccuum hose or can be attached to a water hose. I also have the vaccuum hose that came with wanda whale. I tossed wanda because she wasn't cooperating and I couldn't get her to work. The pieces to the vaccuum hose fit together and seem very tight with no leaks.
To make a long story short, I got home yesterday and was excited to conquer the vaccuuming problem and realized that maybe I didn't prime my hose enough with water. I took my time and made sure the hose was filled and then attached it to the vaccuum head and then kept the hose under water and hooked it up to the inlet. I cracked my knuckles and crossed my fingers, switched the filter on (the lever was in the filter position), and......................wow..................no suction.
I know I'm a newbie, but for the life of me, I can't figure it out.
Again, I appreciate all the help I can get.