Hi! I am very new to taking care of a pool, so please forgive me if I sound like I don't know what I am doing....because I don't.
I was in the hospital and when I got home my pool is completely green. I vacuumed to waste and then lost suction. I cleaned out the filter basket and then could not get it to re-prime. I then cleaned the DE filter (it was filthy....covered in algae and DE). I still can not get the pump to re-prime. When, the filter is off tons of air is coming out. When I turn the filter on, it takes a while and then a slow stream of water comes out. Also the skimmer basket does not stay full of water. It stays about 1/2-2/3 full but there do not appear to be any leaks around it.
What position should the pool returns be in?
What about the skimmers? I read that they should be closed when trying to re-prime.
What about the main drain?
Do you have any suggestions of other things that I should check for?