A pool vacuum is an important part of a pool care routine. If your pool vacuum isn’t working, you should check the following 10 common reasons why it’s not working.
1: The Vacuum Head Is Not Plugged In
Make sure the outlet is properly plugged in. In addition, you will see that the cable connected to the pool vacuum is not torn or loose. If so, you will need to replace the cable.
2: The Cord Has Been Pulled Out
If your pool vacuum is not working, it may be because the cord has been pulled out. This can be caused by a number of different factors, such as a child getting hold of the cord or a pet getting caught on the cord and pulling it out. To fix this problem, you will need to replace the cord.
3: There Is An Object In The Vacuum Tube
There could be an object in the vacuum tube that is preventing the pool vacuum from working. This could be anything from a small particle to a large rock. If the object is large enough, it could block the airflow within the vacuum tube and prevent it from working. Once you have identified the obstruction, you can take steps to remove it so that your pool vacuum can resume functioning.
4: The Motor Is Not Turning On
If the motor is not turning on, make sure the motor is getting power.
The motor has a power switch on the side of the motor. Flip the switch to the ON position.
The motor has a power switch on the side of the motor. Flip the switch to the ON position. If the power switch is ON and the motor is still not working, try plugging and unplugging the power cord from the power outlet.
If the power switch is ON and the motor is still not working, try plugging and unplugging the power cord from the power outlet. If the motor is still not working, the motor may need to be replaced.
5: Water Is Not Pumping Into The Vacuum tube
It could be that the water line to the pool vacuum is blocked. Check to see if any objects are blocking the water line, such as a branch or leaf. If the problem is with the pool vacuum itself, it may need to be replaced.
6: The Valve Has Been Blown Off Of Its Mounting Plates
If your pool vacuum is not working, one possibility is that the valve has been blown off of its mounting plates. This can happen if there is a lot of debris in the pool and the vacuum is trying to suck it up. To fix this, you will need to remove the vacuum cleaner head and clean out all of the debris. You can also try replacing the valve if it seems to be causing the problem.
7: There Is Something In The Drain Line That Is Causing Clogs
This may be because there is something in the drain line that is clogging it. The most common culprits are leaves, twigs, and other debris that have settled in the drain line. If you notice this issue, you will need to take corrective action before your vacuum stops working completely.
8: The Filter Has Been Dirty For Too Long And Needs To Be Replaced
In some cases, a dirty filter may also cause the vacuum to lose power or stop working altogether. If you notice that your pool vacuum is not performing as well as it should be, it is important to take action and replace the filter.
9: There Are Rocks Or Debris In The Pool that is preventing water from flowing through the filter and into the vacuum tube
Pool vacuums work by sucking up water and debris from the pool. If there are rocks or debris in the pool that are preventing water from flowing through the filter and into the vacuum tube, then the vacuum will not work. To clear out any obstructions, you will need to use a pool vacuum cleaner with a skimmer attachment, or use a manual pool vacuum cleaner.
10: Your Pool Vacuum May Need to be Re-Installed or Have its Filters Cleaned
A pool vacuum may not be working because the filters need to be cleaned or the vacuum may need to be replaced. If the filters are dirty, they will not allow the vacuum to work properly. The vacuum also needs to be replaced if it is not putting enough suction into the pool to pick up debris.