I'm just trying to figure out if there's something simple I'm missing before I end up calling the professionals out.
Bought a foreclosure with an in ground kidney pool & spa, roughly 14,800 gallons. The house sat vacant for about 1 year and now we're trying to open it. My brother in law and I tried troubleshooting this thing yesterday.
We started by removing the pump lid and running water in the basket from a hose. Turned the pump on and we noticed it air bubbles coming out of the return in the pool, then we noticed water was trickling out of the spa's overflow into the pool (the spa pump was off). Never saw any movement in the skimmer and no water coming from the pool return. We let it run for a couple minutes and there was no change. I called a buddy over who has an above ground pool, but he's not too knowledgeable on this stuff either. He had us seal the lid and turn it back on. Now we had no activity at all. The filter pressure sits at 8psi, no matter if the pump is running or not.
Any ideas? Clogged skimmer? User error?