Ohhhh . . . I'm sooooo upset! I left the vaccum in our pool overnight (like I always do), but this time I took the middle of the hose over one of the posts of the AGP so that the filter wouldn't suck it towards the intake and block it like it sometimes does. What I DIDN'T know, is that the weight of the water would bring the end of the hose over the edge, and the vaccum would suck ALL the water out of my pool. I went to empty the leaves out of the filter this morning, and was welcomed with only a foot or so of water left in the pool, and the pump running DRY on low.
The pump didn't sound like it was straining, but I turned it off (obviously!!). I'm filling it back up now.
Can I turn it back on when the water is back up, or do I risk doing more damage? What are the chances that it will be fine? I'm thinking it must have been running dry about 8 hours on low. What kind of things could be damaged from running it dry for that long . . . (translation = how much is this gonna cost me?) Also, once the water is back up . . . what's the best way to get water back thru the filter before I turn it on again?
Uggghhhhhh . . . I can't BELIEVE how STUPID I am!!