This is our first year with our pool and I've read and watched some YouTube videos and can't figure out why our filter basket keeps draining water. I have followed the steps in the manual and the basket fills with water normally but once the filter is turned on the water drains back out and the filter basket is full of air again.
I've read some posts and videos on priming the pump but, I'm confused because we don't have all the same parts as most of the tutorials show. When I open the lid to the filter basket it always fills with water. I read to put a tennis ball where the skimmer basket would go to keep the water from flowing out since we don't have a valve to shut off the water flow. From the pump picture I'm including we just have another hose going to the skimmer basket on the pool (no other valves or anything) I'm not sure what we're doing wrong.