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Sand filter losing prime

I have a new Hayward VL series sand filter hooked up to an above ground intex soft sided pool. The pump/filter is lower than the suction hose connected to the pool. Once the pump is primed it runs, after a while the pump loses its prime. Shouldn't I see water leaking if there was a bad connection on the suction side? The discharge hose is also higher than the pump if that somehow compounds the problem of a bad connection.

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You will see NO leak if the pump is on.
But once the pump is off, then you may see a leak.

Posted on Jan 27, 2014

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SOURCE: Hayward sand filter needs primed every time

The problem is a malfunctioning check valve. It'll be somewhere in the line on the pump output side. If it's not a separate fitting it'll be in the line, probably in an elbow.

Need further info, let me know...

Charlie

Posted on May 29, 2009

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dennis

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SOURCE: my intex pool pump is surging and won't stay primed???

i think its pump side first as its easier to push water through a filter rarther than trying to **** it , Also the only reason it could loose its prime is through air getting in the system.

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Hayward Self-Priming Pump with AO Smith 1 HP 56J

the pump must not have any air leaks in the suction side of it,, or it will just **** air and not water,,, water is very heavy you see, however i think its the impeller in the pump thats the problem,,,you should try to put water in the out let of the pump so you fill the pump with water first if its dryed out it may just wear out the impeller before it starts to **** water up, if this still dont work turn off the stop **** and strip out the pump to look at the impeller any wear on it and it will need a new one fitted
i hope this has help you, good luck

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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SOURCE: how do you prime the pump for intex ubove ground

THIS HAS PRESSURE ON THE PUMP WHEN IT IS HOOKED UP TO THE POOL , NO PRIMING IS NEEDED. NOW IF IT'S HIGHER THAN THE WATER LINE OF THE POOL THIS KIND OF PUMP WILL NOT WORK , YOU NEED A PUMP THAT HAS A HAIR BASKET . THESE YOU FILL THE BASKET UP AND REPLACE THE LID AND YOU PRIMED IT.. . IF'N I WAS ANY HELP VOTE FOR ME ...THANKS.. JAY

Posted on May 26, 2010

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