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    Pump primes...kinda...video link

    So the pump i got to vacuum pool had a hard time priming, i had flex hoses attached and the leaks from connections didnt make me happy, but i can fix that. Im used to the pentair 2HP Pump on thd pool being water tight, is this pump an exception?

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    Re: Pump primes...kinda...video link

    My guess is the vacuum hose just can't supply enough water to the pump to allow it to fully prime.
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    Re: Pump primes...kinda...video link

    Replace your suction side plumbing with a 2" solid pvc pipe (temporarily) and stick the pipe in the pool. If your pump fully primes (and I think it will) then you have a suction leak somewhere in that flex hose.....either a hole in the hose or the fittings that connect it.
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    Re: Pump primes...kinda...video link

    Thanks a lot for the replies guys!
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