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    Angry Cleaner Tube Keep Getting Clogged!

    This is my 2nd year owning my pool. So far, no major issues! I have noticed, however, that I'm having to clean out the filter/strainer that is in the end of the pool cleaner hose that connects to the side of the pool, where the water is pushed in to the cleaner to make it move. I'm over quota and I can't delete pictures or add pictures, so you'll have to use your imagination!

    I'm not sure what's going on. It seems to be an inordinate amount of gunk clogging it up. Grit, bug bits, and grass, etc.

    Any thoughts are appreciated!
    23k gal IG pebble, 48 sq ft Pentair FNS Plus DE filter (FNSP 48) 96 GPM, 1.5 HP WhisperFlo pump, Kreepy Krauly Legend Robot.
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    Re: Cleaner Tube Keep Getting Clogged!

    You can upload photos to photobucket.com and then copy the IMG code and paste it here.
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    Re: Cleaner Tube Keep Getting Clogged!


    You talking about something like this? Your booster pump is plumbed after the filter, right? You should have fresh, clean water going back to that. If it's plumbed right, that stuff would have to be getting through or around your filter.


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    23k gal IG pebble, 48 sq ft Pentair FNS Plus DE filter (FNSP 48) 96 GPM, 1.5 HP WhisperFlo pump, Kreepy Krauly Legend Robot.
    Pool was built in 2011, in Central Texas (Leander, TX)

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    Re: Cleaner Tube Keep Getting Clogged!

    Still doesn't make sense that it has stuff getting to it. How is it plumbed at the pad?


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    Re: Cleaner Tube Keep Getting Clogged!

    Sounds like the cleaner is not plumbed after the filter.
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    Re: Cleaner Tube Keep Getting Clogged!

    I'm not sure...I'm a relative newb Here are some pictures of the whole setup: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxi...ew?usp=sharing
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    23k gal IG pebble, 48 sq ft Pentair FNS Plus DE filter (FNSP 48) 96 GPM, 1.5 HP WhisperFlo pump, Kreepy Krauly Legend Robot.
    Pool was built in 2011, in Central Texas (Leander, TX)

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    Re: Cleaner Tube Keep Getting Clogged!

    Well, booster is definitely plumbed after the filter, so I am not sure. Clean it out and see if the problem appears again. This could happen if you were running the filter in Recirculate mode to bypass the filter and also ran the booster for the cleaner.
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    Re: Cleaner Tube Keep Getting Clogged!

    I have to clean it out every day or the cleaner doesn't run (pressure is too low because of the clogging). Something is askew, I just don't know where to look...maybe I need to clean out my DE cartridges/filters and just start with new DE and stuff.
    23k gal IG pebble, 48 sq ft Pentair FNS Plus DE filter (FNSP 48) 96 GPM, 1.5 HP WhisperFlo pump, Kreepy Krauly Legend Robot.
    Pool was built in 2011, in Central Texas (Leander, TX)

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    Re: Cleaner Tube Keep Getting Clogged!

    Take pictures of the pump setup to verify where it is plumbed. If it is plumbed after the filter, something in the filter may be broken.


    30K gallon IG vinyl. 1.5HP 2-speed Waterway Mustang pump. 600 lb sand filter. Polaris 280. Circupool SI-60+. TF-100

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    Re: Cleaner Tube Keep Getting Clogged!

    Well, then something is wrong with the filter. Time to pull it apart and inspect everything: DE Filter Cleaning Tutorial
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    Re: Cleaner Tube Keep Getting Clogged!

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Well, then something is wrong with the filter. Time to pull it apart and inspect everything: DE Filter Cleaning Tutorial
    I reckon that's where I'll start! Thanks...
    23k gal IG pebble, 48 sq ft Pentair FNS Plus DE filter (FNSP 48) 96 GPM, 1.5 HP WhisperFlo pump, Kreepy Krauly Legend Robot.
    Pool was built in 2011, in Central Texas (Leander, TX)

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