My 'ThePoolCleaner' works well but doesn't reach the shallow end. Putting the skimmer at the deep end was poor planning on my part. Anyway, my brother-in-law plumber was over yesterday, and after a couple of Mike's Lemonades we decided we would add a suction line that I could move down the side of the pool for the pool cleaner. He added the 'T' coming off to the side in the picture below. I added a 25-ft piece of 2" flex pipe and a converter fitting to reduce it to 1.5" for the pool cleaner. We primed it and got it going, but it does not have nearly enough suction to work the pool cleaner, even with the pump on high.
Was this just a bad idea ? Is it a better option to just order some more 'poolcleaner' hose ? I would need at least 3 more sections. I am just really cheap and tried to make it work with stuff I already had.
Thanks for any input.