Cleaned out the the pump basket (Intelliflo Variable Speed) put it back, and fired up the system (primes for 10 minutes at 3450 rpm before going back to normal speed). Was brushing the pool and noticed the spa overflo was doing nothing. Checked skimmers and noticed no suction there either! Noooooo. Then the pool shutoff. I went over to the pump and sure enough, the readout said ALARM, priming failure! Went back and read the manual and what do you know, it said instructions for cleaning pump strainer basket included adding water back to basket before turning back on. #@#@. As I'm sitting up reading up on this this the pump turns back on. Apparently it tries 5 times before quitting. I notice the pump basket is now half filled with water. I also looked at the filter pressure and it read 0! How could that be? I didn't take any more chances and shut the system down.
My question now is, what damage has been done? Obviously air was being sucked into the system. The fact that water was present the second time the pump turned on is a good thing right? Will the pump be good to go if I just add water like I originally should have done next time I fire it up?
Thanks and it stinks being a newb!