If it has wood slats on the bottom it may need a bit extra weight if its dried out or might need a good soaking for a few days , it's not a bad idea to give it a shake when you put it down gets all the air bubbles that may form on the netting .
Fasten the rope to the narrow end that way when you drop it in it will penetrate thick kelp and get to the sea bed than sit on top of the weed also helps with recovery ,
If its top entry only ,, may be better if its left down overnight ,
Put a weight on the rope about 2 metres or so down from the bouy,, stops getting it caught in others props if it gets run over ,
Make sure you leave plenty of slack on the rope to allow for the tide rise its set at low water also if wave swell build up stops the bouy from walking the pot ,
and if you think it's getting robbed by someone else before you pull it ,,I have a trick for that but it's not for here . Lol
Each area has different rules & bylaws up here on the North east coast of Yorkshire we need a permit & tags on gear with regulated escape gaps on pots even if your not commercial & its for your own private use & consumption ,you need the permit if you're using pots ,nets diving or just raking crabs ,lobsters ,whelks out at low tide by hand .