I hope we can get some help. Just completed our beautiful new pool build, filled with water as of yesterday, and we cannot get pump to prime. We've followed instructions to the T and have repeated the process countless times. We've read every thread on here I could find. Can't find any air leaks. O-rings are fine. There is Teflon tape & dope on the threaded connectors attached to the pump. Could that be an issue? We're just sick about this and hoping there's not an air leak under ground or even worse, under the concrete deck. All plumbing was pressure tested before we backfilled. Here's a photo of the pad.
Is it time to call in the professionals? I'm worried what's happening to water chemistry while we try to get this figured out. DH has to leave for a week in a couple of days.
Thanks for any advice we can get.