Here's a 'softball' of a question: Is there something I need to do in order to 'prime' my sand filter pump every time I start it up? The reason I ask is because it seems to take a significant amount of time to start suctioning/cycling the water through each time I power it up. Most of the time I end up removing the clear plastic lid (on the pump intake basket) in order to get it to fill up a bit faster and to start pumping. Is this normal??? I have a feeling if I never "helped it along" it would just continue to run, but not cycle. Again, once it gets going, it's golden! This is only it's 2nd season of use (and the 1st season it barely ran at all) so I believe it's still in great condition.
Any feedback would be much appreciated!!