First of all, I'm new here. I have a pool for 5 years but had a pool service. Last month I got my pool resurfaced. I decided to start do the maintenance myself. So, I will have a lot of questions to ask.
I have a similar issue here. I took my Intelliflo pump apart this afternoon. After I reconnected the pump and ran it, there weren't any water came into the pump (I ran the pump for 2 mins.) I poured a bucket water into pump and ran it again. The water level dropped to the bottom of the basket as soon as I turned on the pump, but 2 mins. later, still no water came in from the suction pipe. As soon as turned off the pump, water flowed back to the basket from the line lead to filter. Also, I noticed (first time) there was strong air blowing around motor part of pump. Is this normal?
Wondering if there something I should do but I didn't after I reconnected the pump. Please help me?