Recent content by new-pool-owner

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    Pump not priming

    You said after the pump. So this is a jandy valve on the return side?
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    Pump not priming solved! Cause: LEAK ON THE RETURN SIDE

    No I didn't. It's no use because the basket will not fill up completely. There is no check valve so water keeps falling back into the pool
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    Pump not priming solved! Cause: LEAK ON THE RETURN SIDE

    Yeah it did however it was never able to rid itself of the air. I don't have a check valve on the auction side so I can never prime the pump basket with water before starting the pump. Now it can rid itself of the air during when the pump starts with its priming program (3400 rpm). Before it...
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    Pump not priming solved! Cause: LEAK ON THE RETURN SIDE

    Yeah. That's what was everyone told me on this forum. It makes sense in general that the return side has no effect, but perhaps in certain situations it can affect it. All the changes I listed I did weeks apart. I could never solve this problem for months. The last change, changing the...
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    Pump not priming solved! Cause: LEAK ON THE RETURN SIDE

    I was told a return side leak could never cause a pump to not prime. I tried everything else until today when I finally fixed it! Short story: My basket was full of air. The skimmer was pulling in water very slowly. Despite the pressure being high (30 PSI when running at 3300 RPM) on the...
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    Lack of water pressure in the pressure relief valve. Possible problem?

    So water is not supposed to squirt out strongly? I thought it was supposed to. I will get a picture of the valve. 22.5 PSI at 3400 RPM when I just cleaned my filter and recharged and the pump is priming. However, now the filter has been cleaning for a while and it's at 30 PSI at 3400 RPM...
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    Lack of water pressure in the pressure relief valve. Possible problem?

    I unscrewed the valve completely and took it out. I didn't see any clog.
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    How to determine proper RPM for VS pump

    Is there some sort of ballpark guide for pool size, fitting size, pump, etc. to determine this?
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    Suction side leak only when filter is active?

    I have a question. Trying to learn about pools--commenters in this thread are talking about the appropriate pressure, but doesn't PSI depend on what RPM he is running?
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    Lack of water pressure in the pressure relief valve. Possible problem?

    When I first got the pool, during priming at 3400 RPM, if I opened the filter pressure relief valve water would shoot out pretty far. Now it only dribbles out when running at the same RPM. Im thinking this might point to a leak in some seal in the filter. Any thoughts?
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    Could never achieve prime and some basic questions.

    Oh there is one more issue I forgot to mention. I don't know if there is a problem but I know the situation is different now. When I first got the pool, during priming at 3400 RPM, if I opened the filter pressure relief valve water would shoot out pretty far. Now it only dribbles out. Im...
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    Could never achieve prime and some basic questions.

    Is a VS pump more prone to air in the pump strainer basket as opposed to non-VS pumps? Why would running a pump for a long time create a large ring? Doesn't that indicate a suction side air leak?
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    Could never achieve prime and some basic questions.

    3 of the returns are near the surface of the water and are in the same general direction--an acute angle with respect to the pool wall . The other return is much deeper and points perpendicular to the wall. I think I mentioned it in a previous post, but this is why when I set the jandy valve...
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    Could never achieve prime and some basic questions.

    In addition to a large air pocket in my pump, I was saying there are also bubbles coming out of my returns. I don't think so. If it is, it is not very much.
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    Broken pipe to vacuum port

    So after seeing the large price tag on the robots, I was wondering what is better about the robot vs a suction side vacuum cleaner? And what the difference in performance between a suction side vacuum cleaner and a pressure cleaner?