Hello all. I recently purchased a house with a pool that is going from it's green state to clear. It's a large in ground pool and spa currently running off of one 2 HP motor. The motor was bad and was replaced prior to starting the cleanup process.
All was going well until I decided to remove and clean the DE filter the second time. After putting everything back together and attempting to prime the pump.. The the air in the pump basket wont go away. I stuck a hose in the feed line and opened just the skimmer, water seemed like it was flowing nicely. I added water into the pump basket. Lubed it up well and put the cover back on tight. When turning the pump on it moves water just not as strong as it once did, and the basket wont fill up fully with water. I get the same problem when running the pump on Filter or Recirc so I assume it has nothing to do with my cleaning of the filter. I used the next door neighboor's pool guy to do the new motor install and flaged him down again to see if he had any sugestions. He also is at a loss.