Hi- I have an inground pool with a sand filter. I have a pretty good knowledge base about chemicals and the like, but when it comes to the pump issues other than backwashing/rinsing and filter, I'm a bit of an idiot. I just bought this house 2 years ago, and closed green last year. Opened up, got leaves out of the bottom, pool service company came, changed sand (should have done it after it was cleaned, I know that now), etc. Got chemicals going, chlorine, algaecide, alkalinity, etc. Levels looked good. Put floc in to clump remaining waste at bottom of pool (there's still about an inch thick of clay-colored **** on the slope and the deep end, I'm assuming it's dead algae). Water is mostly clear but still green algae on sides. (Not much). Vaccuum suction (to skimmer) is good for about 10 minutes, then fails. I've read how to prime the pump, but it keeps telling me about opening the skimmer valve and the main drain, etc. when vaccuuming to waste (water is even with top to account for this). My pump basket is STUCK TIGHT (not the lid, the basket) and I've had to clean it manually. (YUCK). I can't get it out to spray it, and don't want to pull too hard (I've made sure it's filled up before vaccuuming). I know I probably need to prime the pump and release any air in lines, but I don't know which valves are which!! (on the lines in front of the pump, I have three red valves, nothing is written on them). It's Sunday, pool company not in until tomorrow, I'm a nurse, and work 70+ hrs per week & have no one to help me. Is there anything I can do for now? Sorry for the long post. PS- my filter is on, and there's a lot of air coming through the lines, surprise, surprise. I apologize again for my ignorance.