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    Air when Vacuuming

    I have what seams to be a strange problem. When I go to Vacuum the pool I get air in the pump basket. This does not occur when I run the pool on the skimmer only position? It happens when I use the manual vac or the Creepy Krawly so unless I have holes in all of my hoses there is no way for air to get in? Any thoughts on why this may be happening?

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    Re: Air when Vacuuming

    unless I have holes in all of my hoses there is no way for air to get in?
    I think you have a hole (holes) in your hose. By far, that is the most common thing when this issue is reported here on the forum.
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    Re: Air when Vacuuming

    That's what I assumed but it seams strange that my brand new 45' hose and the new suction cleaner hoses have holes. They are both fresh out of the box. I guess I just have bad luck or there is something else going on.

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    Re: Air when Vacuuming

    When I bought my hose, I noted that the cuffs BOTH leaked. I have to keep both ends submerged for it to work without drawing air. Yours could have the same problem.
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    Re: Air when Vacuuming

    I checked that Charlie. Both ends are submerged one on the vacuum the other in the skimmer.

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    Re: Air when Vacuuming

    Next logical thing to do is, submerge all of the hose and see if it's giving you the same air in the basket.

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    Re: Air when Vacuuming

    As far as the floating hoses for manual vacuuming, my experience is: they ALL leak. If it still gets the job done, don't worry about it. I am one of the few that still sticks to manual vacuuming--I don't own a cleaner.
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    Re: Air when Vacuuming

    Quote Originally Posted by Durk
    As far as the floating hoses for manual vacuuming, my experience is: they ALL leak. If it still gets the job done, don't worry about it. I am one of the few that still sticks to manual vacuuming--I don't own a cleaner.

    Very true.
    My Navigators hose has three or four lengths on the surface and I get numerous small bubbles in the pump window.

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