My pump today was not priming until I pulled the top off and put some water in. The pump is self priming and I've never had this issue in the two years I've had it. What would cause this?
I also went to help a contractor friend of mine who told the homeowner he could take care of the pool. He told them this because he's seen my pool and me messing around with it, and I told him, I'd help. Anyway same issue with this pump. This pump was much older - it had a metal lid and some screws you had to loosen to pull the top off. We had to work 10 to 15 minutes to get the pump to prime. Worked fine when we got it going. Does the homeowner need to get another pump or what?