today I noticed that I had bubbles in my strainer pot and my return lines today.
Spent several hour trying to find the suction side air leak.
replaced pot lid, o rings, replaced jandy valve o rings, searched for air leak.
finally located it on the strainer housing itself, just behind the strainer lid on the housing itself.
It spit out water from that area just after I turned off the pump.
So it was not any of the normal culprits.
Good news is after wasting the whole afternoon I finally found the air leak, bad news is it is not a simple o ring fix.
I am looking for advice on how to fix this, I would rather not have to replace the whole strainer housing and re attach the motor and inlet and outlet fitting etc.
Is there a compound I could use to repair the leak?, it seems to be a really small leak, just two small spits of water after the pump turned off, seems to be where the 2 halves of the housing meet, an obvious weak point.
Im hoping I can use some strong plastic water proof resin or something that will patch up those holes and I can move on.
I am sure this is the air leak because when i poured water over this area while the pump was running the air bubbles in the strainer pot stopped, when i removed the water the bubbles came back.
Its in a pretty hard to reach area, but I can get in there and use some repair compound to fix it.
Any advice as to what material would work best would be most appreciated.