Are you having trouble getting your pool pump to work? Do you know how to prime a pool pump? In this blog post, we will teach you how to do just that!

How to Prime a Pool Pump?

Priming a pool pump is essential to get it working properly. Without priming, the pool pump will not be able to move water through the system and circulate it back into your pool. Priming your pool pump can easily be done with just a few simple steps.

Step One: Make sure that all the valves are in the “open” position before you start. This includes any shut-off valves on both sides of the filter housing, as well as skimmer and main drain suction lines.

Step Two: Fill up the pump strainer or skimmer baskets with water until they are completely full. This will help create a vacuum effect when you start up the pump and allow air to escape from inside the pump.

Step Three: Turn the power on to the pool pump and let it run for a few minutes. This will create a vacuum inside the pump that will help to draw water in from other sources like the skimmer or main drain suction lines.

Step Four: Check the basket or strainer of your pump to make sure that it is still filled with water. If not, you may need to add more water until it is full. You should also check all fittings and valves around the filter housing to make sure they are tight and secure, especially if they were recently adjusted or replaced.

Step Five: Allow the pump to run for at least five minutes so that it can prime itself and begin operating normally. If the pump runs continuously for more than a few minutes, you may have an issue with air in the lines and will need to repeat steps 1-4 again.

Congratulations! You have now successfully primed your pool pump. Now it should work properly and be able to keep your pool clean and healthy! Remember that regular maintenance is still important and your pool pump should be checked regularly to ensure proper functioning. If you experience any problems or notice anything unusual, don’t hesitate to contact a professional for help.

Last Updated: November 20, 2022 / Categories: Guides / 1.9 min read / Tags: , /

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