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Thread: Skimmer not working with suction pool cleaner

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    Skimmer not working with suction pool cleaner

    Hi Everyone,

    I have my TFTest kit now and am making good progress in getting all the levels where they should be.

    I just got a new automatic cleaner, the 4 wheel Pool Cleaner. When I turn the suction up to the level it needs to be (11-13 RPMs) it seems like the skimmer is no longer working.

    Does anyone have experience with this? Are there ways to fix it?

    Thank you!
    25,000 gallons, plaster, sand filter, in-ground

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    Re: Skimmer not working with suction pool cleaner

    Welcome to TFP!

    Does your pool not have a dedicated vacuum line?
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    Re: Skimmer not working with suction pool cleaner

    What pump are you running? If it is a small pump, it may not be able to run both.
    36' x 18' 20k in ground, Finest Finish grey plaster, Pentair Tagelus 100D sand filter, Hayward Northstar 2hp pump, Jandy LRZ125EN heater, spill over spa, iaqualink controlled automation, Stenner chlorination, natural rock and flagstone coping, 1" glass mosaic waterline tile, SR Smith Vortex slide.

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    Re: Skimmer not working with suction pool cleaner

    I know the pump is small, smaller than it should be for the pool size so that makes since that it may not be able to run both. I do have a dedicated suction line.

    Thank you both for your responses!
    25,000 gallons, plaster, sand filter, in-ground

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