Hi all. I have an Intex 16x48 ultra frame with the filter that came with it. I noticed that it doesn't seem to be spitting out or sucking in water like it used to. I think the problem may be with the lower valve/tube that sucks the water in to the filter, as it doesn't seem to be sucking in that strong from the filter basket, and if I kneel down outside the pool, I can hear the water going through that tube, I don't want to say its gurgling but that's the only way I can think of to describe it. you can tell by just looking at the skimmer basket its not sucking in water like it used to, which i'm sure is affecting how well water is shooting out the other connector. I tried changing the filter and it's still doing it, making sure there was no air in the filter canister.
Any tips on what else I can try? maybe there's an air leak in one of those gray plastic nuts you screw on, or those aren't tight enough? I tried to make sure they were tight, one I got a little tighter but the other one feels like it jumps a thread when you tighten it past a certain point and you have to retighten it a bit (if that makes sense)