Hello, I just bought a foreclosed home that has a pool. The pool needs a lot of work so I'm taking this winter to get it ready, since I don't mind doing it myself I have been doing everything.
The pipes coming from the spa and pool into the basket were leaking and causing air to get into the line. This was preventing a good suction and not much water was being pulled from the pump, eventually the water would stop being pulled.
I replaced all the PVC, added new one way values and there is no longer any leaks. Once I "prime" the pump basket (Fill it will water to the top) and turn on the pump I have great suction, no air bubbles and everything runs great!
One problem, once the pump turns off after its been running, the 1 way values I installed don't fully close. So if I leave it over night, I come back and the pump basket is empty of water, the 3 one way pipes no longer have water and I have to reprime the pump to get it to work again.
I attached some pictures of how it is set up. http://imgur.com/a/ZRpRm
Did I get the wrong type of 1 way values? They are the "clear" purple tubes. Is there anything I can do to fix this, or do I need to cut everything back off and start over a different way?
Thanks for any suggestions.