Once you have emptied the pump basket put the basket back in the pump pot, leave the lid off then open the air relief valve on top of the filter. Water will flow from the filter into the pump pot where the basket is located filling the volute with enough water to prime the pump. This should take less than 30 seconds to achieve. Make sure the lid o-ring is clean and on the pump lid then securely put the lid back on the pump pod. Once the swimming pool water starts shooting out the air relief, close the relief valve. You can also use a hose or a bucket of water to prime the pump. Remember it only takes a few gallons of water to prime the pump & the pump pot will never fill to the top and that’s okay, it doesn’t need to.
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