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    Possessed pump?

    Hey guys I took a video and picture of my pool has anyone ever had this happen?https://vimeo.com/161851581uploadfromtaptalk1459982875549.jpghttps://vimeo.com/161851990 the picture is what the water looks like I guess it's a bunch of bubbles from where the pump is just going crazy

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    Re: Possessed pump?

    My hypothesis:

    The pump created a vortex in the skimmer due to low water level. It then started sucking air. The air got trapped in the filter and got pressurized. Eventually, the pump lost prime and stopped pumping and all that compressed air pushed back.
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    Re: Possessed pump?

    OK the fix just add water?

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    Re: Possessed pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by jrowe0311 View Post
    OK the fix just add water?

    54 inch by 27 foot round above ground pool.
    If my hypothesis is correct. When it's running, do you see a vortex in the skimmer?
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    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Possessed pump?

    Yes and I have been wondering if I should add water here soon or not what is the level that I should keep the water at in the pool

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    Re: Possessed pump?

    Generally halfway up the skimmer opening. For sure high enough to not have a vortex.
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    Re: Possessed pump?

    Haha OK thanks and it hadn't done this until today when I got home from work vortex and all so it scared me lol

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    Re: Possessed pump?

    Do it again! That was fun! NOT! I bet you were scared!!!

    Add and keep your water at the halfway mark on the skimmer. I use one of my screws as my mark.

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    Re: Possessed pump?

    FYI yes as soon as I filled up the pool it stopped by the way the water is crystal clear now woohoo!!!!!

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