Since the grandkids arenít around to stir up the pool and help keep it clean, I want to throw Thumper back in to get to work. But Ė Iím afraid to do this now that thereís a new liner in the pool. Thumper hammered away at the old bag for hours at a time while stuck on the main drain and contributed to its demise, the new bag is all pretty and wrinkle free , I donít want Thumper wrecking it.
So Ė anybody have any luck with a main drain protector/cover that will keep Thumper free? Thumper is a suction side Barracuda Alpha 1 (yeah, I know, heís old but with a new diaphragm every few years he keeps on a-thumpiní). When heís over his hangup he does a great job of cleaning, itís just that main drain hangup thing heís got. Iíve tried a variety of directions in aiming the eyeball, tried running him with the MD turned off, he just keeps getting stuck. The main drain is a basic standard Hayward IG vinyl MD with anti-vortex grate.