Re: Pump Keeps Losing Prime
Sometimes you may not be able to detect a leak.
TIPS (with the pump running):
Suction side (before the pump) - you should see bubbles in the hair and lint strainer pot.
Pressure side (after the pump) - water will be leaking out
If you see bubbles in the strainer pot, get your garden hose with no hose nozzles and run the water over small areas at a time. Around your lid, diverter valves between the skimmer and main drain. Fittings. etc.
If there is a leak at that area, the bubbles will go away because it will suck in the hose water rather than air.
You can also do this with a very wet towel or t-shirt over these areas on the suction side...
Pressure side leaks will usually appear as water leaking out. When the pump is off, the leak can allow air to be drawn in, causing your condition.
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