Newbie to the forum as well as to the pool lifestyle.
We moved into a house with an in-ground, 16x32 vinyl pool with a Hayward s-200 sand filter, Hayward vari-flow valve and Hayward self priming super pump. The pool was not used for appx 2 years. The mesh cover was on it the whole time. We have shocked it, vacuumed to waste, backwashed, changed the sand and put in a new 'spider' gasket under the valve handle. Just recently, while trying to vacuum some more, the vacuum plate off of the hose wasn't keeping a tight suction and would not stay on the skimmer basket. I then began noticing air bubbles coming out of the jets, which I don't know if they were before, and also the pressure is running now at 12 psi where before it was hovering between 14&16. The are little to no bubbles in the basket right off the pump (i dont remember the name for it). I have double checked all the bolts that I undid on the filter and valve and can't seem to find anything amiss. Any help- amuse I REALLY want to swim in this puppy!