How To Fix A Pool Pump That Is Not Fully Primed

In this Pool Care Basics Video, we discuss how to fix pool pump priming issues. A fully primed pump should be full of water. No air should be visible. A half-empty pump is a clear sign that something is wrong.

 

Note: There are cases where a variable speed pump, running on low speed, will not completely fill with water. That is ok as long as the water level in the pump does not continue to drop and run dry.

Common Causes of a Half-Empty Pump

  • Low Water Level
  • Weir Door
  • Skimmer Basket
  • Pump Gasket
  • Pump Lid O-ring/Gasket
  • Suction Side Leak
  • Clogged Impeller
  • Clogged Suction Line

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  1. hi . i just bougth a kit PR-kit46 for my above ground pool pump and i like to know is there is a video to show me how to replace the parts on my pump. will you please send me the lik on how to replace then parts. thanks again and have a grat day

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