vacuum head getting stuck when cleaning


New member
Mar 14, 2020
I bought a new skimmer plate because the last one broke while I was vacuuming but then I tried vacuuming with new plate and it cracked again. The vacuum head gets stuck at times on the bottom and I noticed long scratch lines from vacuuming. When I vacuum, only a small area gets clean. Is my pump speed to fast, meaning their is too much suction? I don’t see anything sharp on the bottom of vacuum head? Maybe it’s too close to bottom and suction is too strong?


Rancho Cost-a-Lotta

Silver Supporter
Apr 10, 2018
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Do you have any pics of the skimmer plate and the suction port of your skimmer? What is the surface type of your pool? What type of pump?

It sure sounds like there's too much suction. You may have some luck adjusting pump speed or using a regulator attachment at the suction port.