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    Air leak

    I have a Hayward super pump that I'm not sure how old it is. I have 3 return jets and air bubbles coming out of the two closest to the pump.

    When my pump shuts off for the night the water drains out of the basket.

    I believe I have a leak just not sure where. I have changed out the o-ring on the pump. The spider gasket on my multivalve is only 2 years old but there is a noise coming from that. It sounds like rocks are in it.

    I just opened the pool for the year. Does anyone have suggestions on where I can start to repair?

    Thank you very much.


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    Re: Air leak

    Most likely you have a suction side leak allowing air into the system. Does your pump basket fill with water completely? Start pump and use a garden hose to spray all of your suction side plumbing with water. When water is sprayed over the leaking area you will notice your pump basket will fill and most air pockets should disappear. Ensure pump basket lid o-ring is lubricated and spray water over top of lid and drain plugs. Drain plug o-ring need to be checked. Hope this gets you started.
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    Re: Air leak

    Thank you very much. I will try this out and update with the findings.


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    Re: Air leak

    I found the suction leak. Thanks for the suggestion. Worked great. Now time to fix it.


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