We have been working on our AGP build for a couple of weeks now. Most of the time has been hauling water. Long story short...we are on a well and have used pond water and some "city" water that we have hauled in. Watet is green and getting greener. We managed to hook up some temporary plumbing and had the sand filter doing its thing.
We had to shut the temporary plumbing down to be able to put in the skimmer. WE ARE NOW UP TO THE SKIMMER and have our hard piping set up to start running but for some reason we cant get the pump to prime now. What are we doing wrong? The only thing different is the skimmer vs a flexible hose dropped over the side of the pool.
We have put water in the sand filter.
We have filled the pump basket with water. If we take the lid off the pump then the water just rushes in and overflows. As soon as we turn the pump back on it sucks the basket way down then doesnt seem to be drawing much more water in.
Its like there is an air lock that we cant get out.
There is suction in the skimmer but it seems pretty weak.
What else do I need to check?
What are we doing wrong?
We really want to get this thing going.