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Thread: Pressure stays the same but now my barracuda isn't working

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    Pressure stays the same but now my barracuda isn't working

    Hello and thanks in advance for the help.

    I just added some conditioner to my pool in order to get my CYA up and it's looking fine now but when I went to plug my barracuda back in it's no longer working. I've taken the whole barracuda apart and there is suction all the way through. I've cleaned all of the filters in the pump and we had backwashed our sand filter before adding the condition. The pressure has stayed pretty consistent throughout, around 7 sometimes a little higher when I need to clean the filters a little lower right after backwashing. Now the pressure is still 7 but the barracuda is just not moving, it seems to be sucking but perhaps not as strongly as it was before? Could this be a pump thing? Is there any way to tell other than having someone come out?

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    12k kidney shaped inground plaster pool, single speed pump with no timer, sand filter, and barracuda scrubber guy.

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    Re: Pressure stays the same but now my barracuda isn't worki

    How did you put the cya in?
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    Re: Pressure stays the same but now my barracuda isn't worki

    Mixed it in a bucket and then poured it in the skimmer with the basket removed while the pump ran.
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    Re: Pressure stays the same but now my barracuda isn't worki

    Well you don't want to clean the filter just yet then. I suspect it will be fine once the CYA dissolves and you backwash the filter.
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