So first time pool owner, pool equipment all came with the house. We have a kreepy krauly that is running the whole time the pump is running every day (5 hours or so).
The question is, why do we have to run it from the back port on the skimmer? Ive tried putting it on the suction port on the wall of the pool but it doesnt seem to work like it should. Reaaallllyyyy slow. I was trying to run it from there so that the skimmer could have the basket in it to catch the bigger leaves, etc. now there is no basket so everythi g gets sucked through the skimmer pipe and gets caught in the pump basket. I would assume that its just asking for a clog in the pipes...
Maybe this is a normal set up, not sure. Just doesnt seem right.
What would i use the suction port for?
Do most people leave the basket in the skimmer and plug their vaccum into the suction port ?
Also need to get hose extensions for the krauler as it doesnt reach the end/corner at the far end of the pool. Are they generic/off-brand or do i need to get ones that are manufactured by kreepy krauly.
I tried to post a pic from my iphone of the plumbing set up, but i cant get it to upload.