Pump is losing prime

  • Last Post 03 June 2021
JimmyLee posted this 30 May 2021

Having a problem with my pump slowing losing prime. I have no problem doing a backwash. I can get it pumping as it should and it progressively loses prime to where there is barely any water coming out of the jets. Any suggestions?

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JCMC70 posted this 31 May 2021

Hi JimmyLee,

Sounds like there is air getting into the system. When your pump is running (and there is barely any water coming through the jets, is the pump full of water ie: if you look in the sight glass on the pump, is it full of water?

When the pump is running in filter mode, is there any water coming out of the backwash pipe?

Do you see any air bubbles in the sight glass when the pump is running?

Service posted this 03 June 2021

I would check out this Video on How to Identify and Correct Air Leaks in Your Swimming Pool

Thank You