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Vaccuuming It seems when i attach my vac hose to the skimmer closest to my filter and then turn off main and @nd skimmer that it works for a bit then the pump starts to cavitate with surgings and vac stops picking up. i shut off go and do a 30 sec. backwash and it performs again then stops. I have even openned filter and hosed entire system.

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Do you have a 'Earth' dirt filter system?

If yes - these system clog up very quickly when 'vac'ing - if can - when pool is v-dirty - 'vac' on waste setting (will loose lots of water but)
Also - get yourself some filter socks for the skimmer box filter - this will help heaps!

When can / if can - repalce filter system with a sand filter system - much easyer to use - easyer to vac pool - easyer to add chemicals - just easyer.

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When vaccuming pool,after attaching hose to skimmer water pressure resort to priming stage.wyh?


Thank you for posting your question here on Fixya.com.

It happens because you are introducing a lot of air into the suction line when you attach the vacuum hose. Once the pump draws that air thru and expels it you should go back to normal pump flow in order to vacuum. To help eliminate this problem, place the vacuum under the water and take the end of the hose you will attach to the skimmer and place it over a return outlet. This will fill the hose with water and force most if not all the air out. Attach the hose to the vacuum plate and vacuum away.

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