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    Pump basket almost never fills

    That's a good way of explaining it. I think it's a bandaid...but I'm not picking up air and the water level isn't dropping. I can inch by until the lines are replaced (when I feel like doing more digging).
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    Pump basket almost never fills

    So I tried something new. I put in a valve on the returns. I was messing with the valve to increase the pressure at the filter (which normally sits below 5psi) I closed up the valve so that the pressure at the filter sat at 10-12psi. And for 2 days straight there do not seem to be any bubbles...
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    Pump basket almost never fills

    Ok I'll check that again. When I put it back in during opening It seemed to be hinged and moving up and down with water movement.
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    Pump basket almost never fills

    Funny thing. I looked this morning and my pump basket is full and no air bubbles are coming out of my returns. I didn't change anything. It did rain yesterday and the temps are lower. I wonder if that's affecting any leaks that I have.
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    Pump basket almost never fills

    Never thought of bypassing the filter on recirculate. I'll test to see if the pump can keep prime that way.
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    Pump basket almost never fills

    Another interesting note: If I try and fill the basket with my hose before priming it never completely fills past the bottom of the suction line. Water goes into the suction side and I hear the pipe starting to fill...but it just never seems to fill up all the way. Another problem? Indicative...
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    Pump basket almost never fills

    Ok thanks Jim. The water is exactly in the middle of the skimmer right now. I'll hold the weird door down. I have not tried the Drain King. I should. When I place my hand around the skimmer I do feel quite a bit of suction. Do you think it could still be clogged? (I just ordered the 1.5" drain...
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    Pump basket almost never fills

    Yeah I can't figure out the prime and loss either. No change in pump RPM. Yes I have some pool o-ring lubricant that I used. Cleaned off the flat surface with my fingers and made sure there was no dirt or sediment. The lid was very tight...i almost through that I had somehow mis-threaded it...
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    Pump basket almost never fills

    Ok thank you. I've got my shovel out and have started to dig.
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    Pump basket almost never fills

    The video showing the basket filling perfectly during startup at 3000 rpm and then suddenly drops pressure for some reason. I did not touch anything. The skimmer: The return jet:
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    Pump basket almost never fills

    No vortex in the skimmer. The water level is just about halfway but even when it was much higher, closer to the top of the skimmer when I first opened the pool it was still doing the same thing. I will double check the water levels to make sure it's not sucking air in. I don't think it is. I'll...
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    Pump basket almost never fills

    I've struggled with the plumbing for years. Literally years. I have a small in-ground pool. 12k gallons. I put in a 22ST filter with Zeosand a few years ago. It is oversized yes. And I just recently put in a Pentair Variable speed pump. 1.5HP. Oversized yes. I have 2 returns and a skimmer. No...
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    Redoing my lines and a new pump [pic included]

    My pool area is still an embarrassment but I need to get it up and running due to COVID and kids being at home. The details: Octagonal in-ground pool. Roughly 12k gallons 4.5 feet deep in the center 3 feet deep at the edges 2 returns, 1 skimmer I have had a leak which I can't trace so I...
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    I can get a $500 rebate for buying a new pool pump. Wireless control? Choosing a pump?

    So I'm back at it. I haven't done anything. Too much going on at the house. I checked and my current pimp runs on 110 not 220. That means to get and install the 011018 would require running 10g wire and a new gfci breaker. That would cost $250 to $300 in parts. So 1200 in parts to save 500...