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    I can't get my pool to prime after the pump filter basket got filled with leaves. I emptied that but there is no flow. This is first time I've ever dealt with this problem... Plz help.

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    Re: Can't get pool to prime ...ugh!

    HI! Poor thing what a way to start at TFP! I hope we can help you figure out what is wrong.

    I am going to guess that some of the leaves got clogged or stuck somewhere. I would turn off the pump and throw the breaker to it. Feel all around as much as you can and see if you can find the clog. Maybe you can stick a hose in towards the pool and see if that will loosen things up.

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    Re: Can't get pool to prime ...ugh!

    Fill the pump basket with a hose of a bucket of water, seal it up then quickly start the pump. That will usually help get it to prime.
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    Re: Can't get pool to prime ...ugh!

    Welcome to TFP. Any luck priming?
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Can't get pool to prime ...ugh!

    I thought of something last night. Did you clean out the skimmer baskets as well?

    How did the leaves get to the pump basket?

    Kim
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    Re: Can't get pool to prime ...ugh!

    IM a newbie but I have to turn off the valves on the incoming side of the pump on mine to get mine to refill and prime

    Here are my steps
    turn off pump
    close 3 incoming valves
    open pump dome
    empty basket
    replace basket
    refill w bucket and reclose with pump dome and lock
    open valves - IMPORTANT
    turn on pump
    Doug - Purchased 1/2016, 1995 house with 16x31 ft, ~23000 gallon Gunite pool w 11x7 spa, 3 Pentair VS pumps, a boost pump for polaris 3900 and a BaduŽ Jet super-sport swim jet pump, 1.5 hp blower, a CL460 Cartridge filter. TF-100 test kit. Aquapure SWG, iAqualink - Lots to learn. New Aquabright, Jandy LEDs, CMP LED Sheers.

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    Re: Can't get pool to prime ...ugh!

    Did you get it primed?
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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