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    Pump not priming

    Hello..I'm a new pool owner of a 24' octagon inground pool with sand filter. Pool was working with no problems until I back washed this morning and now I have lost prime to the pump and cannot figure out how to get the system working again. I appreciate any ideas...thanks. Jerry

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    Re: Pump not priming

    Tell us what happens when you power up the pump.
    Dave S.
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    Re: Pump not priming

    I fill the basket up on the pump. I cleaned out both filter basket and skimmer basket. Pump comes on, impeller spins, empties basket but no water coming from lines back into pump filter

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    Re: Pump not priming

    It sounds like You have a suction side air leak. Somewhere between the pump and the skimmer(s), air is being sucked into the system. Find that leak and your priming issues will be solved.
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    Re: Pump not priming

    That's the problem...either the pipes are under ground or underneath a deck that I will need to take out before I can even trace the line

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    Re: Pump not priming

    Did you check to see if your pump basket lid was sealed tight. Open it up lubricate the o ring while checking for kinks or defects
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