Today I installed a new filter and pump on an 33,000 gallon in-ground pool. Unfortunately, after getting everything set up, I filled the pump basket with water and ... nothing. The pump apparently will not prime. I tried pouring more water, but, every time I do, it simply drains out of the basket (it appears to drop to the very bottom of the intake line every time). After several attempts with filling, I ran the pump again, and bubbles came out of one return continuously, and nothing out of the other two returns. I would suspect that there is an air leak somewhere, likely as result of the re-plumbing I had to do to accommodate the new filter, however, the one part of the plumbing I did not touch was the suction side of the pump. That remained exactly the same. I am kind of at a loss, and, if I cannot get it running this weekend, I am likely to just cover it up for the year and forget about it.
If anyone can offer any assistance, I would greatly appreciate it.