Long story short - bought house - replaced vinyl liner - new ecotech variable speed motor - older hayward pump in Central FL - my pool has one main drain and 2 jets and the skimmer
everything worked good - i think there was some lower than average pressure but it worked fine.
NOW tropical storm debbie dropped a large oak tree branch 2 feet thick. After chainsawing the **** out of everything for 2 days, i started to scoop up the debris and then ran my vacuum to get the rest of the leaves etc. Now pool pump won't prime. Took motor off and cleaned impeller - nothing really in it. Cleaned both baskets - nothing there. bought drain jet and blasted both lines backwards and didnt see much debris come back out and can feel the water come back out of the skimmer/main drain when i block one and feel the other. I replaced my pump basket o ring too.
Pool pump will just not prime and build up pressure. I'm guessing i have an air leak somewhere. I'm out of options - I've looked at it for hours.