I'm new to the forum. I try to let the man of the house handle all of the pool stuff since I know so very little about it but I'm tired of waiting and want the polaris to work! I have read the voluminous information in this section of the forum but still can't manage to glean enough information to know where to start with my problem.
Acquired used 380 and have replaced (or added): universal wall fitting, wheel, feed hose, Back-up Valve, Bag.
We have a dedicated return line and are using a booster bump (Franklin Electric 1/2 HP).
The polaris will pick up some debris but the wheel RPM is only at about 20. The sweeper hose doesn't sweep, it just drags behind. There is no suction beneath the feed hole and the water exiting the thrust jet, the sweep hose, and the three jets in the feed hole just doesn't seem to be very powerful.
The filter screen is clean and we are not using any of the pressure restrictors in the universal wall fitting. When I disconnect the polaris from the wall, I don't feel like there is very much pressure coming out but I don't know what it should feel like. It's like the polaris just doesn't have enough juice to perform as some people have described theirs performing on here.
Any ideas what's wrong or where to start? Is the booster pump powerful enough at 1/2 HP?
Many thanks for any help offered,
55K gallon IG gunite, 60 sq.ft. Hayward DE filter, Leslie's Hydramax II self-priming pump 2.0 HP