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Barracuda don't move

I have an in ground pool and the barracuda hardly works at all--carried it to another pool and works good--my pump pressure is about 10-12 pounds like it always been--any suggestions, thanks

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What do you hook your vacuum to in the pool? does it have suction? it may be clogged. if so you can blow it out if you have the equipment. it may be you don't have enough suction and all you need to do is adjust one of your suction side valves to fix this problem. if you don't have dedicated valves you can plug one of you other suction lines to give your vacuum more suction.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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    also if you have the flow gauge that came with the barracuda plug it into the end of the hose and make sure your suction is correct. too much suction will cause movement issues also.

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