Well, yesterday evening I removed the winter cover and looked at the lovely blue pool.
I put the hose in to raise the water level, removed the plugs from my skimmer and jets. Went on to put in my filters and fill up the bowl then seal that up.
After filling the pump and setting my jandy valve to main drain I tried to fire it up. TRIED to fire it up. The suction just wasn't making its way through to the filter.
I added some bleach and agitated the water for a good 20 minutes to help by me some time.
So today my plan is:
Check the impeller isn't clogged.
plumbers tape on all unions
shaving cream on all connections
Cross my fingers that this isn't the start of a string of events.
The in ground pool and equipment is only 3 years new.
Wish me luck and any further advice is appreciated.