New pool owner but have experience using forums elsewhere. If this is a common question (it probably is but I'm new please link me to the standard answer.
Ok, my pool is in-ground, vinyl liner, two years old, water is leaking down what I think is too fast (especially since its wintertime) so I gotta leak somewhere. I'll have to find that. But here's the other thing, when I turn on the pump it is no longer working like it did when new. It no longer pumps water consistently. It seems to push air for about 15 minutes, then a bit of water starts trickling through, then it suddenly pushes a good flow for about 4-5 seconds before going dry again. Over and over again. I checked the pump drain **** for a good seal, and I checked the cleanout basket for a good seal. One other thing is that in the old days when everything was working like when I had the pool installed, the pressure on the filter gauge would drop to 0 when I turned off. But now it is pegged at MAX of 60 PSI when off.
Oooooofffff. I'm an auto mechanic, not a pool guy yet.... What's going on here?