Return Lines Won't Fill

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My Pool: approx 10,000 gallon, in-ground liner pool, Hayward 3/4 HP Super Pump & Hayward 200 series sand filter.
Location: Mont Clare, PA

Return Lines Won't Fill

Postby afj » Tue 11 May, 2010 15:07

Thanks again. You too!


Re: Return Lines Won't Fill

Postby PinkyUp! » Mon 26 Sep, 2016 11:21

Xclusive wrote:Ok good, sounds like the basics are covered then. I had one more question and you can verify tonight. See if you have a check valve installed also. If it's stuck it may also be causing the problem. Once everything is verified try these steps and let me know. If you fail to catch prime after these steps you may have either a clogged or broken line...but we'll try to ascertain that once we get to that point. no worries right now.

Turn off all valves in FRONT of the pump.
Stick a garden hose in the pump basket and fill it all the way.
Put the top back on the pump quickly, turn the pump on
Slowly open the MAIN drain valve until it catches prime.
If it catches prime, proceed by opening the skimmer valve(s) and open the main valve all the way

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