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Check the cleaner feed hose length. It should be just long enough to reach the farthest part of the pool. If it is longer it may need to be cut down. Also look inside the fitting that connects the feed hose to the pool wall. There should be a small metal screen. It may have to be cleaned out to allow proper water flow. If the screen is missing then the jets inside the pool cleaner could be clogged. Make sure the feed hose floats are spaced evenly or arranged so that the hose is floating at the surface. Also there are jets on the back of the cleaner that can be adjusted that may help it pull loops out. One other thing is the head float that is at the top of the cleaner next to the debris bag. Make sure it doesnt have water inside of it. If it does have water in it then replace it.

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All great answers and advice from poolmann974, they should always be checked as he said and routinely. but... in regards to tangling, probably not the issue???

Belive it or not... too many swivels add to the problem!
Most people think if I add a swivel here where it begins to coil then tangle, it will fix the problem, but yet the problem remains!!!

The manufacturer recommends this for the proper layout of the hoses; from the wall all the way to the head:

If the hoses are old, then they may not be pliable any longer and should be replaced. All three sections: 1 clear soft hose And 2 white not so soft hoses.

  • First, determine the deepest part of the pool/pool "Depth"
  • That is how "Long" the 1st hose is to be. The softer clear hose
  • Now... Attach all the hoses together, 1st hose already cut per the above and the other two "White" hoses - UNCUT.
    • Place the head at the point on the deck where the wall adaptor is for the hose to attach
  • Walk around the pool holding the wall adaptor
    • Move your hand forward towards the edge of the pool to mark the total length of the pool, if you come to a point where your hand is over the water, hose is too short, move your hand back, if your hand is too far back away from the waters edge, the hose too long
  • Once you get back to the starting point, you should now know how long the hose needs to be. You could probably have 1' - 4', maybe more maybe less? Take note of the excess hose, that will need to be cut off, too long of hose will only tangle up. BUT WAIT, THERES MORE....
    • You may think that I now just cut off the excess length? You would be wrong!!!
    • Lets say you have 4' of excess hose...
    • Follow the hose in your hand to the next swivel, disconnect it.
    • NOW Cut. But... cut off 2' from one of the white hoses, AND 2' from the other white hose.
    • Reconnect the swivel. You have now cut off 4' of excess hose.
Recap: What you have done is with the 3 pieces of hose is cut it & adjusted it to the correct lengths. The soft hose is as long as the pool is deep. The two White Harder pieces are Exactly Even!! The way it should be!

Now, the Back up valve will be placed on the soft hose about 3-4' away from the head.

Follow this and the hose should not tangle. And...
And heed any advice about storing the hose coiled as it is not good, = ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!
Whenever storing, always store in a straight line, otherwise it will retain the memory of the coil. If this has happened, place & lay it straight on your deck in the sun, that should relax it and erase any memory of a coil.

Good Luck

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