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Thread: Leaves in plumbing

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    Mattjames's Avatar
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    Leaves in plumbing

    I had our pool looking great and we had a storm come through and blew a bunch of leaves in the pool. By the morning the skimmer baskets were full and the rest of the leaves were on the bottom. So I vacuumed and then I lost all suction to one skimmer and the other one doesn't pull very well.
    I tried sticking a brake cable from an old bike in there to dislodge the clog but it's deeper than that. Any ideas on how to fix this issue?
    Rectangle In-ground 49,725 gallons, vinyl liner
    Hayward sand filter
    Hayward 1 HP Super Pump
    10+ years old

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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    Re: Leaves in plumbing

    A drain king pushing water backward through the pipes from the pump might work.

    You should never vacuum up leaves like that without a leaf canister in the hose.
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