I'm relatively new to TFP and have gladly embraced the BBB concept. No more dragging my "urine sample" down to the local pool supply store and having them convince me to spend $$$$$ on treatment products that never really worked anyway. Now, instead, I drag home cases of Chlorox bleach from the local Costco!
A little background before my question...... The pool and equipment are roughly 15 years old. I have lived here for 5 years and have had no pool equipment issues (with the exception of replacing a light and housing).
I have a Sta-Rite Max-E-Glas II 1.5 hp main pump feeding a System 3 filter. A seperate booster pump feeds the pool sweep. The main pump also supplies water to the built in hot tub which is elevated above the main pool. 19,500 gal. total capacity.
I recently noticed that the pump is starting "dry" when it shifts on........ When the timer shut it off this afternoon, I noticed water flowing back into the pool via the skimmers. I know little to nothing about the operations of my main pump but would assume when the unit shuts off that the impeller (assuming it has one) would not allow the water in the system to backflow to the skimmers. No other pump related issues to report.... overheating, louder than normal operations, etc.
Do I have a pump problem that needs closer inspection? Thankfully, all of my pool equipment is covered under a home warrantee policy in case repair / replacement is required........
Your thoughts and advise is much appreciated.