I have been browsing this site and the knowledge and help here is just unbelievable! We had our pool put in this summer and we did a factory assist fiberglass. We have been having problems with our pump priming. The equipment pad sits about 4-5 ft. or so above our pool water line. I have been reading a lot of the forums on here and it seems we would need a check valve. My question is where should that valve be placed? Does it need to be at the same level as the water line or as low as we can place it? We want access to it so if it is at the water line it would be buried. Most of the pictures I see the check valve is placed right by the pump. (Before the pump) but, is that for a different situation?
Once the the pump is primed it runs perfect. As it is priming I can see the water coming up the flex hose to the top of the filter. It just slowly makes its way up once it hits the top the basket fills and everything begins working. I would love any and all suggestions as we are new to this and I want to put the pool on our timer but i can't due to the priming issue. Thanks in advance!