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    Pool Vacuum not very productive

    My problem is my Hayward Ultra pool vac is not working very well. It is about 7 years old. It used to travel the pool pretty good cleaning all areas but now it just kinda sits in one area. I just had all the parts replaced. I broke down my DE filter completly and cleaned the filters and re-added a DE alternative. My hoses are all pretty new, 6 months maybe. I'm not sure what I should do or look for to troubleshoot this issue. I'm not sure what more info I need to provide but any help in heading me in the right direction in troubleshooting this would be appreciated. Thank you.

    Karen

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    Re: Pool Vacuum not very productive

    Hello, how old is the hose that connects to the tool? Maybe coupling on has gone bad. Can you post some more info about your pool?
    35000 in ground vinyl liner with cartridge filter
    Birmingham,AL

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    I have sectional hoses that are probably about 6 months old. I have an in ground pool not sure of how many gallons. How do I tell if it is the hoses other then replacing all of them? Any way to troubleshoot them?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Pool Vacuum not very productive

    Do you have one of these on the vac inlet? Check each one of your hoses, they don't as long one would think.
    35000 in ground vinyl liner with cartridge filter
    Birmingham,AL

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    Yes, I have a vac inlet. It is the original one however. I have checked my hoses for cracks or splits and there seems to be none. I will inspect them again a little bit closer. The vac inlet looks good, but they are probably cheap enough to replace. If the hoses have no cracks or splits anything else I should be looking for?

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Pool Vacuum not very productive

    When you use this tool, do you close the main drain and skimmer valves? When you close these valves, the pump is now only this drawing water from the vac valve.
    35000 in ground vinyl liner with cartridge filter
    Birmingham,AL

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    I only have two controls for the pump and filter. Pool and spa returns.

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    About the same time this problem started I had replaced my DE with a DE alternative called Fiber Clear. Since then I broke down my DE filter again and cleaned out the Fiber Clear and replaced it back with DE. Got a new vac inlet also. Pool sweep works better, but still not like it should. It sometimes get stuck on the sides or corners. It definately can't work without me helping it out by moving it here and there. Some of the hoses also crimp up, like there is too much suction. My filter is running about 17 or 18 psi with the vacuum plugged in. I still have not replaced all the hoses, but did get 4 new ones. It is one of the new ones that is crimping up. Any other advice?

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    Re: Pool Vacuum not very productive

    I just bought a polaris super turtle and it seems to work great. It works off the return rather than the skimmer. I am impressed with it. It does not get the sides so well, but you can only expect so much.
    Lomart 21ft round 11,000 gal 52"
    Hayward EC40 Perflex DE filter
    1hp Hayward Powerflo Matrix with micro timer
    Pool Rover JR ABG pool Vacuum (The best)

    Back up pump and filter
    Spectra 3 sand filter/ Promega 1 horse pump with timer

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