I've been unable to get my pump to prime. So far, I've checked everything, lubricated seals and replaced spider gasket. The pool is not leaking at all except for a very small amount around the pressure gauge which I cannot seem to control despite trials of silicon tape and lubricant. I am getting some air bubbles through the return but water is flowing through the system. Pressure is between 5-8 on the meter.
Could the small leak around the pressure gauge cause the failure to prime?
Any other suggestions?
Thanks for the help
My equipment - Hayward Sand Filter, Old 710 vari-flow valve and hayward super pump - all are 10+ years old.