ok i had this issue a few months ago when the pool was new. i am not able to get the pump to prime.
i have checked all seals, filled the lines with a hose and tried several different speeds. nothing is working. last time the filter was so clogged with dirt from opening it that it would not prime, i finally got it going. i suspect that it is the same again but not sure. i ahve tried on filter,backwash,bypass, every setting on the filter. i have also tried using the pool cleaner suction port. not sure what else I can try. any ideas of something i may be missing? could this be an install issue?