Hello, my husband and I recently bought a house with a pool and we have no idea what we're doing. I've read a lot of information and finally have the water blue again, from looking like a total swamp.
My problem now is that, now that I can see the bottom of the pool, I am trying for the first time to use our new vacuum. This is the model we have: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I installed the vacuum and noticed it wasn't moving which seems to have opened an entire can of worms and now I'm second guessing everything we've done to this point. First of all, are the diverter valves in the correct position for filtering/vacuuming? I have attached a photo and hope you can see. The top & bottom are set to open while the one on the left is set to close.
Secondly, the PSI on the filter gauge is reading at almost 0 pressure. When I backwash the filter it goes up to 5, so I do not think the gauge is broken. The basket connected to the filter is not full or clogged, and isn't totally filling with water, either. I tried to add some water into it but when I turned the filter back on it just emptied out again. There is a small amount of water still in it, I'd say it's almost halfway full. I also tried to unclog the impeller and there was a small amount of debris but that doesn't seem to be helping.
Can anyone show me any videos or explain what I should try next? I uninstalled the vacuum and turned the filter back on to it's regular position and there did seem to be a very small amount of suction at the main skimmer basket near the pool, but when the vacuum is hooked onto it there is zero suction at the vacuum.