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Machinc, General Contractor
Category: Pool and Spa
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Experience:  Has written home improvement articles since 2008. Earned South Carolina Residential Builders License in 1991.
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My filter has almost no suction. There is almost no debris

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My filter has almost no suction. There is almost no debris in the see-through compartment.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
If the filter is dirty or clogged it will
cause this problem.
Check the filter and clean or replace as needed.
After cleaning the filter bubbles may appear.
this should clear up in about fifteen minutes
and suction will return.
If this does not correct the problem there
is a valve that may be stuck or defective.
This should be repaired or replaced
by a professional if you are not familiar with
the system.
I will be glad to answer any questions you may have
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
Even though you do not see debris
the intake to the filter could be clogged.
Other possibilities are an air leak which would
need to be professionally detected and repaired

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