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Have a 34 yr old built in esther pool The skimmer line

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Have a 34 yr old built in esther williams pool The skimmer line stopped working 6yrs. ago. so we took pvc and ran an a line from the skimmer to the pump and it worked fine for 5yrs and last year we replaced the pump and filter mid season and once again it all ran okay. So this year we went took hook everything and everything looked fine, no leaks but we can't get the pump which sounds okay to pump any water from the pool to the pump on any cycle, no suction at all
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  tomen99 replied 1 year ago.
You need to check the impeller for damage. If there is water and the impeller is spinning it should pump. Try opening the valves very slowly when trying to prime.