Pool Pump Not Working
My 7-year-old Hayward pump stopped pumping water. I can hear the motor, it's not loud, and with the clear lid on the basket I cannot see water swooshing through it but I can hear a small amount of water in the system.
I opened the clear lid and put my hose inside, and turned the water on high. Then I turned the pump on and the water goes out of the basket area FAST. So I guess that means the pump "works"? But it does not pull water from the pool. Does that mean it does not "prime"?
Anyway I don't know what to check next or what to do. Although my pool is clean of debris and leaves, we have had a lot of leaves in the pool in the past few weeks. It's possible something is clogged in the plumbing or ? with leaves.
Does anyone have advice for me? My pool is built-in, the equipment is above the water level of the pool.