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Thread: pump lost prime

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    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Brampton, ON

    pump lost prime

    hi guys,

    so i had my pool opened late as i had construction going.. the pool was good to go and had a good prime, and i started to vacuum my pool. I attached the vacuum hose to the skimmer, it was sucking up the dirt from the bottom of the pool and suddenly lost prime.. i'm not sure why.. now, i was trying to get the prime back but i'm having a hard time.

    I forced the water using a priming plug and i can see water coming into the pump basket but it's not creating a big suction. I'm not sure what to do.. any help will be good. thanks

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    Join Date
    May 2013

    Re: pump lost prime

    Make sure you connect the right end of the vacuum hose, if you connect the "swivel end" then your pump will/may lose prime.

    The two ends are not identical although they appear that way.
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