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    pump problems.

    Hello all. New pool concern. My original pump tripped a breaker last year, about a week before it was a year old. It didn't sound the same when we restarted it. I called Hayward and they first referred me to a local repair/service rep where I got no help(that is a whole other story) When I called Hayward back in late February anticipating the season with a iffy pump...They sent me a new one. I think that was great customer service. The pump they sent is less horsepower but any way, The other day I went to hook up the vacuum and when I turned the pump back on with the vacuum, It was like it wouldn't prime. It would surge and loose pressure. my husband came home and went over everything and got it to work but he isn;t sure how. Now it is doing the same thing. It draws water and I can see it coming from the return, just very low pressure. Hi Speed, low speed, it registers the same pressure on the guage and then goes thru a few surges and pressure starts to climb and and then falls off. So He takes off the pump tonight and put the first one on and it is doing the same thing....I am thinking that either I have 2 bad pumps or what?.... please any help...My sons wedding is Saturday and we will be busy but I don't want to let the pool go without circulation until Sunday. Any suggestions?
    AG AquaLeader 21x43 Oval 54" deep. Hayward 2speed 2HP pump,Hayward 350,000 BTU NG Heater, Cartridge filter. Since August 2012. TFT 100 test kit

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    Re: pump problems.

    Post up pictures of the setup. Sounds like you have something wrong on the suction line.
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    Re: pump problems.

    Jason, I will post photos but it is the typical setup. What would you possibly see in them , leaks?
    AG AquaLeader 21x43 Oval 54" deep. Hayward 2speed 2HP pump,Hayward 350,000 BTU NG Heater, Cartridge filter. Since August 2012. TFT 100 test kit

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    Re: pump problems.

    What's the water level at the weir? Sounds like a suction issue. Are there one or two places where the pool can suck water?
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    Re: pump problems.

    just one. the level is halfway to the top of skimmer box. The flap to the skimmer will stick closed when the pump starts to surge..
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    Re: pump problems.

    I think you have it backward, the pump will lose prime because the weir sticks closed.
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    Re: pump problems.

    After the kids have been splashing about and making huge waves on a large tube we have in the pool, my south skimmer weir frequently gets stuck in the vertical position. When this happens and the water level is low in the skimmer, the skimmer only gets a trickle of water. The pump will get prime, lose prime, get prime, lose prime, etc... until I realize what's happened. I'm going to remove the weir soon and shave the sides as they seem to be what's causing the stick.
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    Re: pump problems.

    Mine has the weir door removed and now has a floating weir in the basket.

    Check out these two links:
    http://www.amazon.com/Aladdin-B-38-F.../dp/B003QMN5S8
    http://www.amazon.com/ALADDIN-EQUIPM.../dp/B003QRZDS8

    Here's another from eBay:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Swimming-Poo...-/161156447784

    Check the measurements on your skimmer to see if the b-37 basket fits.

    The setup works very well.
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