Had pool school Wednesday but we didn't go over what do to if you lose prime. Last night, I opened the pump ring to clean out the leaf basket when the pump was off and all the water in the suction side drained back into the pool. I filled the basket up with water, reattached the ring and ran the pump in Service Mode at the highest speed setting. It drained the water in the basket but never pulled any water from the pool in about 4 minutes run time.
I have 4 suction lines: spa, far skimmer, near skimmer and main drain. My PB (on a mobile with a bad connection) thought that since my pump was so close to the pool (20') that it should be able to do it with everything open. I don't want to fry the pump so is there a better way to do it? It ran for 4 minutes with everything open and then I shut the main drain and the furthest skimmer off and still nothing after about 90 seconds. I am running the pump at the fourth button which is close to the highest the pump will go, if not the highest.
He is coming by today but unless there is a problem, I should be able to do this, right? Any tips? Thanks.