I was already was having some problems with air getting through the suction side somewheres. My pump basket appears a few years old and when I take it off the original falls right off. Is this normal? Also, the lid only turns about halfway and then tightens up instead of turning all the way and locking in. Could this be the problem? My pump basket is only catching about a half prime now all of a sudden, but it did have some air bubbles in the top before this, but was catching pretty much a full prime. I was going to check and clean out impeller, maybe that's the issues. Only other thing I did different since, was I added some Biogard Backup to kill the water bugs. How many days can you go without running pool pump? Is one day OK? It's Mother's Day and I don't want to take time away from the wife and kids for this. Will one day not running it mess up the chemistries or allow the pool to dirty up? Thanks!