Pump won't prime

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Pump won't prime

Postby jackal05 » Tue 06 May, 2008 08:59

Hello all, I recently bought a house with a pool which has been neglected for about 8 months. I have so far had to shock the water, change the pump aswell as vertually rebuild the Multi Valve on the sandfilter (Changed the spider gasket, spring and plastic rings).

For some reason the pump looses its prime when it is switched off. I know it should not be done but the pump runs for about 1-2 mins before I have any flow at all and even though I eventually get suction I am worried that I will damage the pump by running it dry for that time. When the pump is switched of all the water in the pump and salt clorinator runs back into the pool leaving the pump without any water to begin its suction the next time it starts. The same thing happend with the old pump which was originally connected aswell.

Any help would be much appriciated as I am very new to pools and need all the advice I can get.

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