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Thread: How to keep the pool vacuum hose on skimmer port

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    How to keep the pool vacuum hose on skimmer port

    Dear all,

    We bought a new Hayward pool vacuum XL pool cleaner ( Vacuum type ) in 4/2013. It is supposed to keep the pool vacuum hose on skimmer port, in order to do the cleaning. The problem is that the pool vacuum hose keeps falling off from the skimmer port. The result is that the pool cleaner lost connection, therefore it will not move,just stay at the pool bottom still.

    If we are at home, we can manually re-connect to pool vacuum hose to the skimmer port.

    But if we go to work during the day time, then how to prevent the pool vacuum hose from falling off the skimmer port? Thanks a lot!
    Blue Haven IG, white plaster
    23,625 gallons
    Cartridge filter, 2.0 HP pump
    Hayward tab chlorinator
    Polaris 360 cleaner

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    May 2013
    Allen, TX

    Re: Automatic Pool Cleaners

    If it is because it isn't tight enough maybe try wrapping some Teflon tape around the fitting to make it tighter. I did that with my leaf basket connection to keep it from falling off during the time the pump was off.
    ~20K gal, IG gunite with new Wetedge Satin Matrix Pebble Finish installed mid 04/14, 1 HP Pentair Challanger pump, Sta-rite System 3 300 sqft cartridge filter, G3 cleaner

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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: How to keep the pool vacuum hose on skimmer port

    Do you have a leaf trap in the hose? If not, you should either get one or get the skimmer plate so the skimmer baskets catches the leaves before they get to the pump.

    How are you currently adjusting the flow rate through the cleaner?
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    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
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    SW Indiana

    Re: How to keep the pool vacuum hose on skimmer port

    If it is falling off, I'm betting your pump shuts off or is losing prime.
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