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Thread: Inspecting Auto Cleaner / Proper way to not lose prime?

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    Inspecting Auto Cleaner / Proper way to not lose prime?

    Hi All,

    Is there a "proper" way to inspect the bottom of an automatic pool cleaner that doesn't suck air in? Should I not be running the pump when I do this?
    Currently, I pull it out of the water for 15-30 seconds, look at it and put it back in. Air does get sucked in, however I am not sure if this is a problem or not.
    I only have been doing it this because that is how I observed the pool service tech do it previously. Thoughts?
    15k gal, Pebbltec. Built in 2004. 2 HP Pump, Cartridge Filter, Hayward SWG, Hayward Navigator Cleaner, TF-100 / Orlando, Florida

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    Re: Inspecting Auto Cleaner / Proper way to not lose prime?

    Either turn the pump off or do not fully pull the cleaner out of the water.
    Mark
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    18'x36' 20k plaster, MaxFlo SP2303VSP, Aqualogic PS8 SWCG, 420 sq-ft Cartridge, Solar, 6 jet spa, 1 HP jet pump, 400k BTU NG Heater

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