I looked through the pages to see if there was anything that might be able to help me but I could not seem to solve my problem.
Here is the set up. With your help (thanks), I was able to replace my Hayward Super Pump and ended up choosing the 2 speed. Installed and ran like a racehorse for a few months. Great joy abounded....
Went out of town and asked the Mrs to please clean out the skimmer baskets while I was gone. Got home and the timer kicked on the pool pump and although the pump still sounded fine, I could tell it wasn't priming. Went out to look and see what was going on and I noticed that the basket in the pump was full of all kinds of debris and that the water was really, really hot. I opened the lid and steam started pouring off. When I pulled out the basket, the vegetation was obviously really matted and clogging up any draw of the pump. The pump sounds fine
I cleaned out the basket and tried to fill the pipes back up with water to prime the pump but no matter what I do, I cannot get the pump to start pulling water through. Things I have tried:
1. Pulling the housing off the pump and making sure that the diffuser wasn't clogged.
2. Disconnected the pump from the sand filter to make sure that the sand filter wasn't clogged and preventing flow.
3. Tried closing both of the pipes to the pool to see if it is possible that one of those wasn't clogged that was preventing the flow.
What else should I try? Should I remove the impeller to see if that is messed up?
Thanks in advance