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Thread: Pump is not staying primed

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    lynns's Avatar
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    Jun 2010
    New Jersey

    Pump is not staying primed

    Hello all,
    Before the hurricane started we shut off the pump and covered the pool equipment (afraid of trees falling on the equipment). The day after the hurricane we went to restart it and it needed to re-prime (it was off for about 36 hours). The pump and the filter had no water in them. We didn't think too much about it but now every morning when it turns back on it needs to re-prime. This never happened before. It was always primed when the timer would start it running. Any ideas?
    14x30 Viking "Santa Barbara" Fiberglass Pool 12,500 gallon
    IntelliFlo Variable Speed Programmable Pump
    Salt Water Generator with AquaRite Electronic Chlorinator
    Pentair Clean and Clear Cartridge Filter

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Pump is not staying primed

    You have developed a leak somewhere in the system that allows air in once the pump is shut off. Find that leak and the pump will stay primed.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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