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    Pool water not flowing consistently

    Hi, I just bought a house with an in-ground pool. I noticed the pool water was not flowing consistently the day before yesterday. Water flows rapidly for like 10 seconds, then gradually slows down to a complete stop, then flows rapidly again. This goes on and on. Is this something wrong with my pump?

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    Re: Pool water not flowing consistently

    have you looked at your pressure gauge when it does this?
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    Re: Pool water not flowing consistently

    Yes, the pressure goes high and low repeatedly

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    Re: Pool water not flowing consistently

    What is happening in the pump basket? Look for air bubbles.
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    Re: Pool water not flowing consistently

    I am pretty sure you will have the bubbles in the pump basket.

    Pump running, go to the skimmer and see if your water level in the pool is lowenough to allow the skimmer to suck air. If so, add water to the pool and it will stop.
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    Re: Pool water not flowing consistently

    Thank you! So all I need to do is to add water to the pool, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    I am pretty sure you will have the bubbles in the pump basket.

    Pump running, go to the skimmer and see if your water level in the pool is lowenough to allow the skimmer to suck air. If so, add water to the pool and it will stop.
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    I have not checked the pump basket. Will do it when I get home. If there are air bubbles what should I do? Thanks!

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    What is happening in the pump basket? Look for air bubbles.

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    Re: Pool water not flowing consistently

    Welcome to the forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by sysdtc1988 View Post
    Thank you! So all I need to do is to add water to the pool, right?
    No, you need to check the water level first as Dave suggested.

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    ........Pump running, go to the skimmer and see if your water level in the pool is lowenough to allow the skimmer to suck air. If so, add water to the pool and it will stop.
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