I recently noticed a problem with the pump acheiving a prime. The problem that I'm having is that there seems to be a large rush of air that I can see in the pump basket and check valve right as prime is achieved. Pressure on the filter quickly zeros right after it builds to normal operating pressure. The pump seems to prime for a brief second before losing its discharge pressure. I found a leak at the quick connect in the discharge side which was replaced with no change in the prime. I have also checked all gaskets and replaced the check valve as I noticed there was a stripped out screw in the cap. Any suggestions where this air is coming from?
On a side note the pool equipment is located about 10 feet above the pool.