Hello all, I recently moved in back to my parents house and was trying to help them fix the pool pump (the pool wasn't really maintained). It is an inground pool system if that makes a difference.
There are a couple of issues withe the pump:
1) Tiny air bubbles showing up in the pump basket
2) The pump basket appears to lose prime (water level drops to maybe half or lower) when I hooked up the pool vacuum
3) Vacuum suction is weak
I have already tried lubing up the pump basket o-ring as well as the one for the union. It removed some of the air bubbles showing up, but not all of them.
I do not believe it is a pool hose issue as I have a vacuum hose that is split into sections. When I plugged in just one section and making sure the hose was fully submerged, the pool pump bucket did not lose prime. But when I tried plugging in 2 or more sections, the pump seemed to have lost some water level.
At this point I am thinking it might be a problem with the pump motor or maybe underground pipes.
The pump is Waterway SMF-110 and the filter is DE filter 570-0036 also by waterway.
Anyways, I wanted to see if you guys would know what is wrong with the pump. Thanks.