When opening your pool this season and having difficulty catching prime on your pump remember that you need to get the garden hose to ensure that your pump isn’t running dry.
Put the garden hose into the pump, make sure the main drain is off to allow better suction from the skimmer and soak the garden hose to the interior of the pump until water begins to flow from the suction line.
I always scratch my head when people install equipment uphill from the pump and then clients are left trying to figure out why it’s so hard to get their pump primed in the Spring.
Remember folks the shortest run to the equipment from the skimmer to the pump is always best. Use 2″ hose for more water flow and please don’t install the equipment uphill if there is another alternative.