I hit a snag and am now stumped.
I started the pool up on Sunday and got everything running and started to go through the opening process.
Pressure started out at 10 PSI with the new gauge I connected this season.
It runs for two days and today, Tuesday I give it the first vacuum.
As I am vacuuming I notice the pressure hits about 20 PSI.
So I remove the vacuum and head back to clean the cartridge filters.
To my surprise I see the PSI at 5 and falling.
So I figure its a clog. I clear some minor debris in the filter pump basket and with a screw driver I feel around the inside of the motor.
Nothing comes loose.
I go back to the skimmer basket I had attached the hose to and try to plunge it with a toilet plunger.
Nothing really happens.
I put it back together and start it back up and the PSI returns to 6.
While running I can see water swirling in the filter basket and returning to the pool.
I take the plunger and put it over the skimmer intake and it sucks hard to the point I can't lift it.
Wife turns off the pump..
We fire it back up and the PSI goes back to 10, success!
We watch it for a few moments and the pressures slows falls to 6 and the needle gets shaky.
I open the to clear any air and the water stream is weak.
I start looking back to the skimmer basket while messing around and the breaker trips.
So while I thinks its a clog I can't pinpoint it.
The pull from the intake in the skimmer basket is strong but I can't maintain pressure.
I see no leaks in the above equipment.