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I just replaced my pool hoses with PVC plumbing. Everything went good except when I turned the pump on, I noticed that the suction from the skimmer was too strong and the skimmer float was pulled all the way down. I replaced my 1 1/4 inch hose with 1 1/2 inch PVC pipe. Could this be the problem. I have a 1 HP pump and added a new Hayward DE filter. I didn't add DE yet because I wanted to test for leaks since I added new PVC plumbing. Could that be the problem because I didn't add DE to the filter yet.
If you only have a skimmer and no valve to direct suction from the skimmer to he main drain, you will nee to down size your pump, i suggest a hayward 3/4 hp super two pump
Posted on Apr 30, 2013
Testimonial: "Do you mean a PVC type turn off valve that you can put between the skimmer bottom and to the pump suction line?"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the pump must not have any air leaks in the suction side of it,, or it will just **** air and not water,,, water is very heavy you see, however i think its the impeller in the pump thats the problem,,,you should try to put water in the out let of the pump so you fill the pump with water first if its dryed out it may just wear out the impeller before it starts to **** water up, if this still dont work turn off the stop **** and strip out the pump to look at the impeller any wear on it and it will need a new one fitted
i hope this has help you, good luck
Posted on Nov 20, 2009
You are correct. Your lines are extremely small for this system and the pump is to small for this system. You are going to have to do a total upgrade. from the pump to all the lines. I know this is bad news, but it is a common problem for system that where put in more then 10 years ago
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
SOURCE: Hayward pump hose and intex pool
Im thinking that hot glue would not harden completly in a direct sun situation not to mention the potential mess
What I did was go to my local hardware store and bought rubber o rings ( sorry dont remember what size) put them on the fitting slipped the hose over it and clamped on top of that area. Has been fine all summer
hope you figure it out
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
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