I've kind of been running around in circles the past few days trying to solve my problem. Seems like every day I come up with a new solution, but wanted to get some opinions on this.
The problem is keeping a consistent suction while vacuuming. Currently I only get about 3-5 minutes before I lose the prime and start sucking in air. I now believe this is due to the rather funky piece of equipment I was sold at the pool store last year to attach my kreepy to our skimmer vac plate. It's a semi-hard rubber cone attached to this other piece which then attaches to the kreepy's hose. After a few minutes you can hear it slurp-slurp and suck in air and then either kreepy goes still or I get no suction when vacuuming manually.
Obviously this isn't the proper way to keep an air-tight fit. So I was thinking that I needed some sort of new vac plate that my kreepy hose could connect to. (I'm currently using the kreepy hose to manually vacuum as well).
Now I'm thinking that all I need for regular vacuming is a proper 1 1/2 inch vacuum hose... which should seal in the current plate I have, correct? I'm guessing I can splice a piece of the kreepy hose to one end of the standard vacuum hose when I want to run kreepy. When it's got full suction, it works pretty **** good in our small pool.
Hope all of this isn't too convoluted. The biggest problem I'm having is keeping my small pool's bottom clean and free from dirt... if I could just maintain a constant suction long enough to vacuum it's entirety, my life would be improved 100%!! That's not too much to ask, is it?
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Thanks for any advice.