Hi Guys! First post but been visiting this website for about 10 months now and it is just full of great info and gave me the confidence to fire my pool guy last April who towards the end I was paying $77 a month and he didn't even have the decency to skim my pool. Best choice I ever made.
Onto the issue here and I will try to make it as short as possible. Last Sunday the old pool pump died. It had to be about 10-15 years old, not sure but it was here when I bought the house a little over a year ago but it had a metal casing. Went out to Pinch a Twenty and bought a new Pentair Superflo and installed it myself. Now with the old pool pump I was getting tiny bubbles coming out of both return jets. I figured the new pump would resolve this problem. Fired up the new pump, no visible leaks and it is working great. Unfortunately, same tiny bubbles coming out of the return jets. I replaced the seal in the jandy valve and re-lubed, lubed the filter lid, water level is more than adequate. The odd thing is when I turn the valve over to suction or main drain the bubbles stop. The pump stays primed the entire time no matter where the valve is turned. I am completely at a loss and any help from the experts on this site is greatly appreciated. Has anybody had anything similar happen to them? Furthermore, since the pump is staying prime should I just not worry about these tiny bubbles...possible overreaction? I just feel like I am going deeper and deeper into a rabbit hole.