I have a Hayward SuperPump located roughly 4 feet above the surface of the pool. The pump is 20-25 feet away from the pool, and the piping is 1.5". It won't prime itself. Is this normal given the elevation above the water?
To prime the pump I have to close all the valves, fill the lint basket using a bucket, and quick-like-a-bunny turn on the pump and open a valve. The pump does hold prime as it cycles on and off. The problem only occurs if I open the lint basket or if the pump otherwise loses prime.