After draining my pool partially for repairs with rented water pump, I cannot get my pump to prime. Here is what I have tried after reading many posts
- Inspected and lubed pump lid and gasket
- Inspected and cleaned all basket
- Tried alternating valve settings ( i.e. drain closed & skimmer open / all open / vice versa)
- filled pump basket and inlet pipe with water for 5+ min
The pump will repeatedly pull water, fill basket, and nearly prime but then fail and flow stops. It will then repeat and never achieve prime.
I have a DE filter. Is there a advised DE valve position to help? (rinse, backwash, recirc, closed, filter)
I need help asap the natives (wife) are getting restless!!Thank you