When I connect my primed vaccum hose to my primed pump the suction stops and slowly returns but then keeps stopping and starting. The ratio is about 1:5 suction to no suction. I'm not really sure what is going on. When I set up the pool last week I took off the original Summer Escapes 2000 GPH pump and retrofitted an Intex 2500 GPH pump. I have also installed the larger Intex 2" intake and outtake hoses that come with shutoff valves between the skimmer basket and pump, and the pump and pool return jet. The vaccum hose is only 1.5" so is the problem due to the hose differences? Do the hoses need to be the same size? The vaccum hose in my case connects to a round disc with a 90 degree takeoff that sits inside the skimmer basket.
Some other posts about vaccums say to check for suction side leaks. When I turn on the pump with no vaccum it works just fine and very strong. When the pump is turned off I can see no leaky connections at all.
I understand this retrofit is a common one so I'm really hoping someone else has experienced this, and resolved it