Intex Prism frame Hydro Aeration Technology Cartridge Filtration System

Jlcrews

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Apr 6, 2020
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Jacksonville FL
I am new to owning a pool and do not know what to expect. We set up our pool (Intex 12ftx30in Prism Frame) over the weekend and only ran the pump a few times and while we were not in it. Today when I went out to run the pump I felt the strainer grid and did NOT feel any suction. Is that normal? I know this is not a huge pump system and not very powerful but I did expect to feel some suction. Any ideas or knowledge shared would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
 

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ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Is the pump running and water coming out of returns? Then your suction should be fine.

I don’t know exactply where the strainer grid you felt is placed but suction intakes are designed for safety that it cannot trap a person. So not surprising you cannot feel it.
 
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Jlcrews

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Apr 6, 2020
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Jacksonville FL
Is the pump running and water coming out of returns? Then your suction should be fine.

I don’t know exactply where the strainer grid you felt is placed but suction intakes are designed for safety that it cannot trap a person. So not surprising you cannot feel it.
Ok that makes sense! Yes pump is running and water is flowing out of the return! I just expected more I guess with all the warnings! Lol! Thank you so much