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    losing suction with vacuum hose - can't solve this mystery

    I could try something like that, but way too cold now to get in the pool. But my neighbor just vacuumed his pool, and had no issues, that's why I borrowed his hose. If his worked, I was going to buy a new hose. But now, I'm not sure, unless his hose has a leak that wasn't apparent to him?
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    losing suction with vacuum hose - can't solve this mystery

    not insulted! Yes, I always fill the hose with water. I think I'm doing it your way - attach to the head, push that to the bottom of the deep end, then feed the hose in vertically, then keep the other end in the water. I think I learned that trick from this site!
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    losing suction with vacuum hose - can't solve this mystery

    no, no leaks with vacuum disconnected. I try closing main drain and one skimmer, so only draw from one skimmer, and no leaks. Did this with both skimmers, and with the main drain, both skimmers closed. So each of the three can draw, with no leaks. (A few bubbles from on skimmer, but I think...
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    losing suction with vacuum hose - can't solve this mystery

    I can't figure this out, and am hoping someone can help. I have a 30,000 gallon, inground pool, 2 skimmers, one main drain. When I vacuum, I attach the hose to a plate, put the plate in one skimmer, then shut off the other skimmer and main drain (or almost shut off, just a trickle). I've done...
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    Loosing prime when using vacuum

    I have the same problem, with both the vacuum and the Kreepy. I hook them up in one skimmer, then I adjust the other skimmer until I can keep the prime. Basically, I slowly close the other skimmer until I just start to lose prime, then open it a bit. So most suction is coming through the...
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    Can I close off some of my returns?

    I think I know what you mean about the air jets. My friend's pool has that feature. I also have a hot tub, and it seems like it works the same -- you can open or close the air to get more or less bubbles. In my case, there are no air adjustments near the steps, so I assume they are no...
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    Can I close off some of my returns?

    I have an inground pool, 30,000 gallons. There are two "step jets" (returns in the steps out of the shallow end) and four other returns. I think I would get better circulation if I closed the step jets and just used the four other returns. (The builder said the returns on the steps is to help...
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    Re: How to clean a cartridge filter

    Re: How to clean a cartridge filter I have been using this cartridge cleaning method for about a year now, with great success. I have the exact brass hose fitting in the picture. I soak in TSP every cleaning. I have two cartridges. The only thing I would add is to buy a little yellow...