This is my first season with a pool and I'm trying to do as much as possible myself (moved into the house in Setember). I have a Polaris 380 that was working fine before the pool was closed last Fall. I'm trying to get it running again.
When I start the cleaner pump I can put my hand over the port in the pool and feel water coming out. However, when I hook up the Polaris I get all sorts of problems (see video):
Water is leaking (it's more than a leak) out of the seal coming out of the booster pump. If I disconnect the polaris from the port in the pool it doesn't leak by the pump, which lead me to think maybe there was something blocking the hose that connects the polaris to the water port.
I took apart all of the joints on the polaris hose and made sure it was clear. I can blow through the line and get air flow all the way through, so I know it's not locked.
It almost seems like there is too much pressure coming out of the booster pump? Or do I just have a bad seal in the PVC pipe that needs to be replaced?