FAQ: Why does my pool vacuum gets stuck?

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Written By Thurman Schinner

Thurman Schinner graduated from Cambridge University with a bachelor’s degree and has specialized in technical writing.

The cleaner works by suction just like a regular vacuum cleaner, but instead of sucking in air, it sucks in water. A strainer catches all the debris and the water is recirculated. Now and then, the suction will become too strong and the cleaner will get stuck to the bottom of your swimming pool.
Why is my pool vacuum not moving?
If you have a suction pool cleaner that is not moving, check the cleaner hose. It should be firmly attached to the suction line in the skimmer or the cleaner line. For these types of pool cleaners, the culprit is usually a problem with the hoses that are either clogged or not connected properly.
Why does my creepy keep getting stuck?
The Main Cause: A Coiling Hose You have taken your hose out of the pool and stored it. It coiled. Over time the top layer of your pool water has slowly reset the memory of your hose.
Why does my pool cleaner stay in the deep end?
Another common cause of flow problems with the 360 is a clogged or dirty pool filter which is not allowing enough flow through the return for the cleaner to operate properly. You may need to backwash or change your sand (clean grids in DE or clean cartridge). If your filter is okay, you may have a clogged impellar.

Why does my creepy crawly not move?
If Kreepy Krauly is not moving or not pulsating. Check that the main drain and all suction lines are closed, except for the suction line to which Kreepy Krauly is attached (usually a skimmer). Check for debris in the filter or [pump basket]. Debris may prevent flapper movement.

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Why does the creepy stop working?
The most common cause for a Kreepy to stop working is clogged filter sand. This is easy to diagnose because whenever you backwash the pool filter, you?ll find that the Kreepy works like a bomb for 10 minutes. Then it gets sluggish and slows down or stops again.
Why my pool skimmer has no suction?
When your pool skimmer has no suction, the cause is most likely a blockage. This can put the entire filtration system of the pool into question, as there will be low water pressure.
Where do I put the weight on my pool cleaner?
For pools 4? deep or less, use 1 hose weight 4? to 12? from the cleaner. For pools of 4-7? deep, use 2 weights, one 4? to 12? from the cleaner and one 6? from the cleaner. For pools from 8? to 12? deep, use a third weight, placed 10 ft. from the swivel end of the cleaner.
Why does my Polaris 65 go in circles?
If your Polaris 65 is turning in a circle continuously rather than being random left or right, the randomizer ball is not coming free from the steering port. Being stuck means there is too much leakage into the steering section when the flow should be minimum.
How do you adjust a Polaris pool Sweep?
Sweep Hose Adjustment The sweep hose should move in a gentle sweeping motion. To decrease its motion, turn the sweep hose adjustment screw clockwise. See the ?Assembling the Polaris? diagram on page 6.

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