This is my first post to this forum. We just had a new pool built. The pool was turned on 4 weeks ago and all seemed well. Last week the contractor turned on the salt cell and now I see bubbles coming out of two out of four returns. The bubbles are coming out of the two returns closest to the pump. My pool contractor says this is normal due to the salt and the cell. It never did this before the salt was put into the pool. Does this sound normal to you? Leslie's pool supply says I have an air leak and need to hire a company to come and look for the leak. Kind of concerns me.
Also the first time I went to clean the basket in my Pentair 2 VST pump I put the garden hose in the pump basket and tried filling it with water before putting the cover back on. For the life of me it will not fill up. I left it going for nearly 10 minutes and it will get close to the top of the basket but when I turn off the water the basket is empty. I am so confused as to where the water is going. I would have thought the pipe would have filled with water and would overflow until I put the lid on.
If I open the relief valve on the filter it will flow back to the pump.
So my question is when filling the pump basket with water do I open the relief valve at the filter to fill up the basket or do I just use the hose and if I only use the hose why wont it fill up?
All the pipes were filled with water and under pressure for nearly 3 month before the pool equipment was installed.
My pool contractor said over the phone that everything is normal. I just want to some advise from people with experience before I go back and tell him they need to come back out to make sure everything is okay.