pump runs dry

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vijames

pump runs dry

Postby vijames » Sat 29 Sep, 2007 22:44

my pump runs dry when I swicth it to pull from the pool only. it works well wnen turn to jucuzzi Why?


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Postby Guest » Sun 30 Sep, 2007 00:16

Sounds like air leak in your suction line. Need to have it pressurized to see if it holds pressue.
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Postby Guest » Sun 30 Sep, 2007 00:18

Sounds like air leak in your suction line. Need to have it pressurized to see if it holds pressure.
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Postby mr_clean » Sun 30 Sep, 2007 12:00

Have you checked skimmer for debris?
You could have something stuck in pipe/line between skimmer & pump, you can take pump lid off, insert garden hose with towel around it in pipe that goes to skimmer & see if anything comes out skimmer? Toy, debris, water should return to skimmer with good water flow. You can also add drain-king to end of hose and insert for better pressure to force anything out.
Depending on how fast pump looses prime when turning on skimmer you can add small plastic sandwich bag in skimmer & let it get suctioned to pump basket. If you see it in skimmer basket theres no blocked line if no bag then blockage.
Do you loose more water than normal?

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