How To Prime A Pool Pump

In this Pool Care Basics video, we discuss how to prime a pool pump. When a pump is priming, it is purging all the air from the system. A fully primed pump is essential in order for the pool system to work properly.


A pump that is not primed will create a host of problems. The heat caused by too much air and not enough water can damage the pump and other equipment. Damaged equipment will prevent the water from circulating and a green pool would quickly follow.

Useful Resources

How to Determine Why a Pool Pump Won’t Prime

How to Fix Priming Problems in Your Pool Pump

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recommended Resources

Why is my pump losing prime when I vacuum my pool?

May 31, 2018
Why is my pump losing prime when I vacuum my pool? In this video, we look at why your pool pump...
Watch Now
Variable Speed Pool Pump Buying Guide

Variable Speed Pool Pump Buying Guide

The results are in for our top-selling variable speed pool pumps!  Here are the models our customers have chosen repeatedly for...
Read Now

Think You’re Cut out to Replace Your Pool Pump Motor? Take This Quiz

If your pump motor is on its last legs you may be pondering doing the repairs yourself. Do you think you’re...
Read Now

Can I Install an Above Ground Pool Pump on an Inground Pool?

We have been asked this question quite often lately so we decided to squelch the uproar and answer it simply. The...
Read Now

Looking for pool parts?

Shop Motors Shop Filters Shop Pumps Shop Salt Systems Shop Lights Shop Cleaners
Copyright © 2020 INYOpools All rights reserved