I have an in-ground pool that has been shut down for about 3 years, and I'm trying to convince it to stop blowing large bubbles from the pool outlets.
The old pump has been replaced with a Pentair Superflow VS. The new pump inlet and outlet fittings have O-rings, which I lubricated and tightened properly. The pump basket cover O-ring was also lubricated and is good and tight. On the inlet-side, the J-valve diverters have been replaced with the non-libricant type with all new O-rings and the proper amount of lubricant. The now unused lubricant caps were removed and replaced with brass plugs.
Using either the Vac inlet OR the Skimmer inlet, I'm getting continuous large bubbles exiting the pool outlets, even after several hours of continuous operations at maximum RPM. It seems unlikely that the pipes from BOTH inlets have decided to leak after years of trouble-free operation.
Should I suspect air is entering the system through the outlet side of the pump (i.e. filter, chlorinator and valves)?
Thanks for any thoughts!