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What are the correct placement for the value flow on a star clear hayward pump? the suction on the bottom of the pool for vaciuming is low and will not **** the dirt from the bottom of the pool when cleaning. the flow from the relase (top inlet jets to the pool have great flow) but the bottom of the pool has poor suction. are the values set correctly. currently the values are open (facing in the same direction of the pipes). Optional Information: Make : hayward Model : star clear plus Already Tried: alternating the value postions, but now i am confuse on what should be the basic settings

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All pools and valves are different depending on pipe location, equiptment and where the plumber wanted to put them when it was installed. If you are comfused you should get a pool guy out to figgure it out an direct you on how to run the system.

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