I have recently purchased a Clarke (SPP15) Swimming Pool Pump, to help me clean out my garden pond.
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The pump is apparently self-priming, but after filling the strainer basket area with water, attaching flexi-pipe to the inlet and outlet of the pump with the other ends in the pond water, not a lot happens when I switch it on.
Can it take quite a long time to automatically remove air from the system? - Am I turning the pump off too soon, thinking that nothing is happening?
It doesn't seem right to me to keep the pump running if no water is being pumped.
I have noticed that after prefilling the inlet pump with water, the pump then begins pumping, but isn't this manual priming?
What am I doing wrong?