My pump won't prime

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My pump won't prime

Postby haroldlee » Mon 12 May, 2014 15:30

Need help please.

I just opened my pool and my pump won't prime in filter mode. I can get it going in re-circulate mode, but when I try to filter, it seems like it just won't get the pressure to get it going.

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My pump won't prime

Postby Denniswiseman » Tue 13 May, 2014 08:39


When recirculating and you switch to filter does the pump basket drain immediately
Check for air leaks being sucked in from around the pump (the pump lid and "O" ring are the more obvious)
Check skimmer level isn't to low
Check your filter to see if it's blocked although that shouldn't stop priming

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