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Priming you water pressure pump

I have an issue with getting my water pressure pump to reprime.

When I winterize I empty all the water I can from the tank (so the pump loses prime) and then add of couple of gallons of antifreeze (safe for potable water systems of course) and re-energize to pump the antifreeze thru the pipes/heater etc. It runs a good while spewing air and spitting until I get a reasonable flow of the colored antifreeze and then I'm done. The when I dewinterize again I empty the tanks of the antifreeze and add water re-energize to pump the antifreeze clear until I get clear water. Of course it spews and spits and works a good while again trying to acheive prime. Between this and my occasional weekend uses it seems I rarely have full prime in the system until it's time to rewinterize, dewinterize, or just runs low on water and I have to refill struggling to gain prime again.

Anyone out there expereince this and have a good solution for a quicker prime of the water pressure system?

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