One Jet not working out of two total


New member
Jun 3, 2020
Hello, I am a new pool owner after buying a house with an in ground pool that had not been opened in a couple seasons. I recently tried to open it myself and encountered algae but more concerning to me is that the shallow end jet does not work at all.

Things I have tried:
-Plugging the working jet to try and create some back pressure. Nothing happened

-Using a wet vac on the not working jet. The wet vac sucked up a little bit of water and a decent amount of dirt. Which makes me think maybe the pipe is broken? But a reason I think it might not be broken is that I did not lose water while running the pump (is this assumption wrong)

If anyone has any troubleshooting ideas I am all ears.

Thank you,


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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Welcome to TFP.

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When you plugged the working return what happened to your filter pressure? How did your pump sound? If your pump ran normally the water had to go someplace.
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