I'm having problems priming my pump for my water features. (probably because I'm have people over tomorrow night and wanted to show off the new fountain). It's a pentair 1/2 hp. the pool and spa have a separate variable pump. I cleaned out the filters today (for only the second time- pool is only 5 months old, and again there was no debris on this line. a ton on the pool side). I had problems priming it last time also, but it finally caught.
I have read enough to know most priming issues come from a suction side air leak. I've tried to re close the filter lid a dozen times, even after filling with water, no luck.
I have no idea where the intake comes from (it's from the pool,but that's as far as I know). The pump is right next to the pool pump, but the skimmer and floor drains return to the pool pump. I can call the builder, but it was like pulling teeth just to get them to finish the project, so I'd rather not. any thoughts?