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    Air in line when using suction cleaner

    I just bought an Aquabot Mambo suction cleaner. As soon as I connect it to the skimmer, I get air in the line. I disconnected the hose from the cleaner while keeping both the hose and the cleaner submerged. Our self priming pump filled up with water again. As soon as I connected the hose back to the cleaner, I got air in the line again. Is this normal? Is it ok to have some air in the line or is that harmful to the pump? I'm a new pool owner and I'm still learning. Thank you.

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    Re: Air in line when using suction cleaner

    Welcome to TFP!

    Did you fill the hose with water before you hooked it up?

    Is this an above ground or inground pool?
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    Re: Air in line when using suction cleaner

    Yes I filled the hose with water first. I wasn't getting any air when just the hose was connected to the skimmer. As soon as I connected the other end to the submerged cleaner, then there was some air.

    It is an inground pool.

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    Re: Air in line when using suction cleaner

    As soon as I connected the other end to the submerged cleaner, then there was some air.
    The chances are very good that you are sucking in air at that connection....even if it's somewhere else, you are clearing sucking in air and need to find that leak. all will then be normal.
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    Re: Air in line when using suction cleaner

    We used a different hose and were able to connect the cleaner without any air. Thanks!

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