Intex filter Pump not suctioning

erika9897

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Jun 19, 2016
5
Meridian, Mississippi
Good morning! I have an Intex Ultra Frame swimming pool and it does not suction. The pump comes on and I can feel the water running through the hoses....it just doesn't seem to be suctioning. Has anyone else had this problem?:confused:
 

pooldv

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If you mean there is good water flow from the outlet (pool return) but you cannot feel suction from the dual inlets (suction side) then it is working as designed. The system is designed not to be able to feel suction at the inlet to eliminate risk of people, especially small children, from becoming trapped against the pool wall.
 

erika9897

Member
Jun 19, 2016
5
Meridian, Mississippi
That is exactly what I meant and thank you so much! I thought you were supposed to feel a little suction. The filter is dirty so I know that it was working, but I guess it was just slow for me. Thanks again!
 

Spillhead

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Jun 30, 2020
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Edwardsville
Good morning! I have an Intex Ultra Frame swimming pool and it does not suction. The pump comes on and I can feel the water running through the hoses....it just doesn't seem to be suctioning. Has anyone else had this problem?:confused:
I can’t either. Neither of the two suction have any suction. I also tried to attach the Delux Intex wall skimmer. Which has no debris do to the lack of suction.