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    Don't know how to vacuum pool

    I have the hose hooked to the vacuum with pole attached. The hose is filled with water. I was told to put the other end of the hose into the hole right directly under my skimmer but there's no suction. Is there something else I'm supposed to do?
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    Re: Don't know how to vacuum pool

    please descibe..........."under" your skimmer. Did you mean under the skimmer basket?
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    Re: Don't know how to vacuum pool

    So sorry, lol. The hole is inside the pool under the opening to skimmer.
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    Re: Don't know how to vacuum pool

    Is there a valve you need to switch over perhaps?
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    Re: Don't know how to vacuum pool

    Hmmm are supposed to at that point plug the skimmer? What is in the bottom of the skimmer?
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    Re: Don't know how to vacuum pool

    I think you may have to rotate your skimmer cover by 1/2 and set down into the skimmer itself. Is there an arrow on your skimmer cover?
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    Re: Don't know how to vacuum pool

    When I lift the basket out there's just a hole there. There is isn't a valve or anything.
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    Re: Don't know how to vacuum pool

    There is a vac port under the skimmer on the inside of your pool, correct? Do you have a small adapter that sticks into the the vac hose and then into the vac port?
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    Re: Don't know how to vacuum pool

    I figured it out! I had to turn the pump off then put the lid to the basket down inside, then turn it back on. Thanks for helping!
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    Re: Don't know how to vacuum pool

    The lid also acts as the sealing plate for vacuuming
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    Re: Don't know how to vacuum pool

    YIPPEE! You got it. I have a Doughboy also but mine is quite a bit older than yours. Installed in 1985.
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