Pump restart

AZAA

Silver Supporter
Apr 9, 2020
82
Gold Canyon AZ
Pool Size
5850
I have read that the pump filter basket must be primed before restarting, but the added water just runs thru it as it does when the lid is first removed.
I have a pressure relief valve atop my filter housing that I open when I restart the pump until it spits water.
Does this valve eliminate the need to prime the pump? I don't want the pump working any harder than it needs to.
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
37,111
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I never add water to the pump basket after cleaning it. As it does with yours, it runs out the suction line.

I have no issues with my pump. As you, I open the air bleed valve on the filter until water shoots out.