I installed new Hayward Ecostar Variable Pump the other day. The water in the basket never gets above 1/8" the intake opening and stays 3 or more inches from the top of the lid. I put a hose in and shutdown the intake from the skimmer and only use main drain. I could fill for hours and the watelr level in basket stays the same. I think it is just filling the pool. I cleaned the fillter no change. I take out the filter no change. A few times I open the air release valve on top of filter, the water fills up the stariner, as soon as I put the lid on it drops 3-4 inches in strainer basket. I have tried various speeds no change. I feel like rtaking the whole system out. What am I doing wrong? I call the Pool company that sold me the pump and they say to me what I mhave already done but it is suppose to fill to the top and stay there but if it does not, thers no harm!!!