Air leak with vacuuming??


Well-known member
Apr 28, 2009
No sure what the problem is, but each time I try to vacuum, I will get a good seal at the skimmer, but then, it seems there's little suction, and shortly after I've attached the hose to the skimmer, I will hear a louder noise coming from the pump, then bursts of water/air will shoot out from the jet. I have backwashed, rinsed, made sure hose is clear. We just replaced the filter head and replumbed this season. I don't notice any louder sounds when the pool is just on filter. Any ideas why I'm not getting good suction, and where I might be drawing in air if thats the problem? Thanks!


TFP Expert
Feb 3, 2014
Central Minnesota
Is the vacuum hose being attached directly to the skimmer outlet in the bottom of the skimmer or with a skimmer plate attachment? Are you making sure to fill the vacuum hose with as much water as possible before attaching to skimmer? Inspect the vacuum hose for leak in the hose and at each of the end fittings.


Well-known member
May 9, 2013
Ontario, Canada
I just had to replace my vacuum hose. Found a small crack. After you fill with water, attach to skimmer you can pull some of the hose out of the water and see if you have a small leak / crack.