Why does the creepy stop working?

Author: Clyde Murphy II  |  Last update: Friday, June 24, 2022

The filter sand gets clogged
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 is my pool sweep not moving?

First, if you find your pool cleaner not moving, check the cleaner's hose to make certain it is strongly affixed to the suction-line in the skimmer. Additionally, if you find your pool vacuum not moving, check the hose segments to make certain there are no air-leaks where the hose sections meet together.

How long does a Kreepy Krauly last?

HOW LONG SHOULD A KREEPY KRAULY RUN? Just as long as it needs to, which is generally about 2-4 hours depending on the size of the pool and the amount of debris. Best practice is to remove Kreepy from the pool after you are satisfied with the results.

Why does my pool vacuum keep stopping?

When a suction cleaner is sluggish or slow, it's usually a clogged pump basket or dirty filter that is to blame. Other problems include holes in the cleaner hose, sucking air into the hose, or the filter pump could be drawing in air, reducing water-flow volume.

Why do creepy crawlies get stuck?

If your Kreepy Krauly is often stuck at one side of your pool there are two potential fixes. If the hose is too short then buy another line and have it extended out enough to cover the pool. On the other hand, if it is constantly being coiled then relaxing it or changing how you keep it stored will fix that problem.

Why Are Things Creepy?

What to do when pool vacuum stops working?

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. If you check these and they are all connected, the next thing to do would be to make sure there are no air leaks in the hose.

Why is my Baracuda pool cleaner not moving?

In particularly cold water, the cleaner's hose is not as flexible, so increasing the water flow to the cleaner is necessary to aid its movements. The Baracuda cleaner may also stop moving if the basket or filter becomes too full. Removing the debris inside the basket usually helps the cleaner pick up speed.

How long should a creepy crawly hose be?

Measuring the ideal length for your hose is a matter of calculating the distance of the two furthest points in your swimming pool. So, for example; If your skimmer is located 30 feet from the furthest corner, and your pool has a depth of 5 feet, you will need a 35-foot-long vacuum hose.

How often should I backwash my inground pool?

As a general rule, you should be backwashing your pool about once a week or in conjugation with your scheduled maintenance. Another industry standard is to backwash when your filter's pressure gauge reads 8-10 PSI (pounds per square inch) over the starting level or “clean” pressure.

Why does my pool vacuum have no suction?

Rule out the obvious causes of poor vacuum first. Make sure the water level in the pool is sufficient and air is not being sucked in through skimmer inlets. Add water to the pool to submerge the skimmers if necessary. Verify that the pump strainer basket and the skimmers are free of debris that may obstruct water flow.

How do you fix a clogged sand filter?

In order for your sand filter to work optimally, it is important to clean the filter sand regularly.
  1. Stop the pump.
  2. Close the valves on the suction and return lines.
  3. Open the cover of the pump and empty the filter basket.
  4. Refit the cover.
  5. Open the valve to the drain outlet.
  6. Turn the lever to BACKWASH.

Why does my automatic pool cleaner get stuck?

If the suction is too strong, pushing the cleaner with a long pole virtually guarantees it will get stuck. Pulling the cleaner with a long pole isn't as problematic, but it is still challenging. You just don't have the control you have with a short pole.

Can you leave a pool vacuum on all night?

Cleaners aren't meant to stay in the pool 24/7. This is true for all cleaners. Pressure side cleaners run on a schedule every day so why take it out? Leaving the cleaner in the pool 24/7 increases its exposure to corrosive chemicals in the water, such as chlorine or shock.

How long do pool hoses last?

Replacing pool cleaner hoses can be a headache, but they can last up to four seasons if they're kept in good condition and are stored correctly.

Why is my Kreepy Krauly not moving?

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]. Check for debris in Kreepy Krauly flapper.

How long does a Baracuda pool cleaner last?

Usually they last about 6 months at the max so these lasted longer than the original Zodiac pats I bought at the local pool store for a great deal more money.

Why does my Kreepy Krauly stay in the deep end?

Usually if the Kreepy Krauly is staying in one end of the pool the problem is 1 of 3 things. The flow of water from the return is keeping the KK in one area, or the hose may not be the correct length, or the hose may not have the correct balance.

Why is sand coming out of my pool filter?

Your pump may be too large or the sand level too high in the filter. When the filter is backwashing the water flow can cause the sand to rise high enough and overflow into the standpipe, which will allow the sand back into the pool.

How do I know if my skimmer is clogged?

To find out which specific pipe is blocked, run your pool pump and check each line by itself by shutting off the other lines (skimmer lines, main drain line) and looking at your filter's pressure gauge. If a specific line has lower pressure than the other lines, then you've found your blockage.

How do I know if my sand filter is bad?

If you've noticed that the backwashing cycles have become shorter, then you should check to see if the sand filter is dirty or greasy. If the filter is dirty or greasy, then don't be surprised if it takes on the appearance of sandy lard. When this happens, the water doesn't flow through the sand filter media.

How do I make my pool vacuum suck?

Go over to your skimmer and in a quick motion attach the hose to your vacuum plate / fitting inside your skimmer. Do this quickly as to not let any air get into the hose. This will give you the maximum velocity out of your vacuum and cut your vacuuming time dramatically. Stop working to hard to maintain your pool!

How do I increase the suction on my pool vacuum?

For a suction side cleaner, you want the lowest amount of filter pressure possible. Backwashing will help but you want to make sure all of the returns are open and the valves are set such that the pressure on the filter is at the lowest point. On the suction side, you want to restrict any port that is not the cleaner.

How do I make my pool vacuum work?

How to Use a Pool Vacuum
  1. Attach the vacuum head to one end of the telescopic pole. ...
  2. Attach one end of the vacuum hose to the vacuum head.
  3. Hold the pole in your hand and lower the vacuum head into the pool, along with the hose. ...
  4. Locate the filter skimmer (where the water enters the pool) on the wall of the pool.

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