I have a question about how the pump is supposed to be running and issues with air.
I have read the stickies and checked for air leaks and made sure the water level in the pool is correct. I put a rock in our skimmer basket, lubricated the pump basket o-ring, ect.. I also
pm'ed a forum member because I noticed we had the same equipment (1 year old AGP 15X48, Hayward 1.5 pump, Swim pro Voyager 175 filter) .
Our "pool guy" last year told us that when our pump is running, that we need to occasionally (about three or four times during the day) hold the weir up, pull out the skimmer basket and let the water "flip over" in the pump. It makes a loud rushing sound while the water is "turning over" in the pump. Is this considered "priming your pump"?
We have a large bubble that is on the top of the water in the pump that will not cease even after turning the air valve to open on the filter. The return flow drops dramatically after "flipping over" the pump and water will not circulate well.
The only time the air bubble is not present is when we clean out the filter cartridge, let out the air and start the pump again. Flow pressure is great, no air bubbles in the pump and the pressure on the filter is normal (for our filter). This is all BEFORE we would do the process of "flipping over" the pump. As soon as we do that, pressure on the filter goes up, return flow peters out and we start to see a big bubble form in the pump basket.
So I guess my question is, is this "flipping over" process not the right thing to do and ruining our pressure, ect?
I am buying a new filter cartridge (ours is falling apart) so do you think it is a combined issue of old cartridge and ""flipping over" process? Thanks in advance for any help. Sorry this is so long.