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Pump stops suction when I try to vacum pool

The pressure is at 5 and when I connect the vacum hose to the skimmer basket the pressure goes to 0 and then nothing

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1. Something is stopping the seal at the basket
2. The hose going to the filter housing is partially clogged or not sealed
3. If you have a 2nd filter basket before filter housing, clogged/not sealed
4. Filter is clogged and needs to be cleaned, not just dirt, but degreased
5. Leaking pressure valve if one is used

I had a large filter and regular pressure was well above 5 psi, (8 to 10psi) with everything cleaned and running, once vacuum hose was connected it jumped to 14 to 18 psi.

Posted on May 05, 2012


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SOURCE: Pool skimmer has poor suction and I've adjusted

change the gasket on the pump lid. If this doesnt work seal inlet to pump with silicone as a quick fix - or replumb with teflon tape and teflon sealant. If this does not work you could have debris stuck in your impeller. Also check drain plugs to make sure that they are tight (reseal with teflon tape if necessary.

Posted on Apr 04, 2009


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please check your impellar it sounds like it is broken this is the part that really moves the water if motor is ok then it would most likely be this .

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Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: losing pressure 2-3 min vacuum hose is attached to skimmer

de filters clog very fast i suggest put vac in pool put hose over pool attach a wet vac to get water out of hose remove wet vac and vac saves de and water

Posted on Jul 11, 2009


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You have a suction leak or a clogged impeller

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