Hello all, new to pools and the board here.
I am having a issue when I go to vacuum my 15x30 AG pool. It has a new Hayward EC40 and 1 hp Matrix pump setup. After hooking up the manual vac head to a pole, pushing the air out of the submerged hose with the discharge jet, and then hooking it up to the vac plate in the skimmer the pump is filled over half way with air within 5 seconds or so and the pump is gasping for water (which I turn off immediately afterwards).
I've done some searching on here and it sounds like most people have holes or air leaks either in their hose or elsewhere.... it seems like it would have to be a huge air leak for the problem I'm having? When the pump is running through the skimmer without the vacuum there is some air in the pump for a while and then fills up after running so long.
Tonight I'll inspect everything I can again and go from there... any other tips or areas to look at please let me know. Maybe the vac plate isn't sealing good, a hose end is loose, etc. ?