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Neglected pool came with house. Took cover off 2 days ago to green pond. Yesterday I spent learning about pools, YouTube and how pumps work. Today I venture to the store for chemicals and get face to face help. I was advised to step 1-vacuum to waste, step 2-shock and algaecide, step 3- after 24hrs backwash, rinse.
I am stumped at step one. I didn't realize my hose was broke on end so I duct taped it to the vacuum seal. I had to prime the hose in reverse but did get it full of water. I turned the pump to waste and water came out full force into yard. I connected the vacuum seal in the skimmer. Created a nice seal and water kept coming out full force at waste but there was no suction at the other end of the vacuum. I removed the ring in the skimmer and actually placed the vacuum seal directly on the bottom of the skimmer. Still no suction at vacuum end but lots of water at waste site.
I thought maybe the pump wasn't pulling efficiently but if that were so there would not be so much waste water. And, where is that water coming from? If there is no suction at the vacuum end and I could not feel any water being pulled under the vacuum seal and did not feel any being pulled into the hose from poor connection, where could it be from?
Pressure gauge is broken on pump.
I hate to say forget it and start vacuuming to filter---how would I know that was working? I can't see the bottom to tell. Why on earth do people have pools unless they can afford a pool man?!