Hi, all. We just got a pool installed on Friday (info in sig, hopefully ), and I had a question about the pump. When the pump is running normally (filter position), the PSI is about 17, the pump is full of water, and the water return shoots water out so fast I can't even keep my hand in front of it. But when I turn the pump off for a while and then turn it back on, it runs at zero PSI with the pump half full (water pours into the pump but it does not fill) and nothing comes out of the return. Then, after about 20-30 minutes it will start building pressure again and everything goes back to normal (pump full, filter at 17psi, return shooting water).
What is the normal procedure for starting the pump? Can I just turn it on, as I am doing? Should I backwash first, then rinse, then turn it on? I did try that but it did not help in building pressure.
Thanks for the help, all.