We have opened the pool and going thru the cleaning and set up process now. We got a bunch of debris and leaves from removing the pool cover dumped into the pool. Water is clearing and continuing to scoop and net all leaves and large debris out from the darn neighbors tree.
Well wife decided to help out and hook up the cleaner... well it ran for about 4 hours before I caught it.
-When I caught it, the pump was running but the auto vac was not moving or operating. very little return pressure
-I turned everything off, removed the hoses and the vac assembly
-There had been water discharge from somewhere, (nighttime) so I could not see from where.
-left everything off until daylight.
-Could not find any visual or obvious areas of leaked or malfunction or breakage.
-Pump strainer basket is full of debris and ****.
-pump will turn on and has a decent return pressure at eyeball (just checked making sure everything was working)
-when running still no signs of leakage to be seen
**What's safest way to clean out the strainer basket, when I remove the lid it starts shooting water everywhere. I do not have a valve in place to isolate the pump from the intake skimmer.
** What could have caused there to be water discharge around pump and equipment. Is there a pressure relief? pop-off?
Any advice would be great, hope we didn't break anything or tear anything up.