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I have hayward 1 h.p. pump cant get it to prime it will pump at a trickle it has to pull 3-4' rise to the pump is this to much height? or is my intake line clogged? or?

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The rise is more than ok. You could have a plugged line or a plugged impeller or an air leak. I would look to the suction pipe coming into the pump and the lid and "O" ring on it.

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