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    Aqua Genie Loud Gurgling

    Still Trouble shooting my pool after opening. My Aqua Genie Skimmer seems to be generating a lot of waves and bubbling and attendant noise around the return. It's slightly above the fill mark and I can hear the noise through a closed door. If I just push the inlet weir down slightly it calms down. Is there some adjustment one can make on the weir flap?

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    Re: Aqua Genie Loud Gurgling

    Picture? Seems like maybe the water level needs to be a little higher?
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    Re: Aqua Genie Loud Gurgling

    The water level is high - about 1" above the recommended mark; With it much lower the noise is indeed much worse with bubbling wave action 2 or 3 feet out into the pool. The wave action is now about 6" to a foot out into pool.IMG_20160520_1308541.jpg

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    Re: Aqua Genie Loud Gurgling

    I just became aware that these skimmer/returns existed last week, so I have no idea how they are supposed to work or if the noise is normal.

    See anything interesting look down into it from above?
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    Re: Aqua Genie Loud Gurgling

    I have the Aqua Genie also. Sounds like it's the weir...possibly stuck upward position? Mine doesn't work to good. Stays open most of the time. I couldn't begin to tell you what to do but hopefully someone else will come along shortly.
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    Re: Aqua Genie Loud Gurgling

    Check to see if the return plate is mounted upside down. the return plate should shoot the water down. Just guessing that whoever winterized reinstalled it upside down, shooting the water towards the surface. For what it's worth I've got two Aqua genies and might be in the minority but for my pool there fantastic and would use them again in a heart beat. I do not use the chlorine feeder option though, tfp all the way!
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    Re: Aqua Genie Loud Gurgling

    After finally getting in my pool yesterday for the 1st time this season I was able to get a better look from down low in the pool at my Aqua genie problem. It looks like close to half of the return water from the pressure chamber is escaping upwards from the faceplate directly back into the inlet to the weir/flapper. I think my winterizer closer/opener has messed things up - either the gasket is defective or installed improperly. Holiday weekend finishing here but I'll get to my pool servicer tomorrow. This is obviously the cause of the loud gurgling and probably my startup higher pressure than normal. In the meantime any comments would be appreciated.

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    Re: Aqua Genie Loud Gurgling

    I wouldn't call anyone... Just take out the six screws and install the plate so it shots the water down. Phillips screwdriver, #3 preferably. After all , the heart of tfp is self reliance.
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    Re: Aqua Genie Loud Gurgling

    But it is shooting ~60% of the water down through the orifice slot. The water going straight up seems to be a leak around the faceplate/gasket.

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    Re: Aqua Genie Loud Gurgling

    Got it now ..... Maybe he forgot to put the gasket back.... Or lost it, I have a couple extra , I didn't like how thick they were so I made thinner ones. I could send you one if you need it or you can make one.
    14x26 rectangle vinyl liner pool . 1.5 hp 2 speed tri star pump, 2 aqua genie skimmers , no main drain. 175 sq ft star clear cartridge filter. 200,000 btu hayward heater Tf-100

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    Re: Aqua Genie Loud Gurgling

    I have an aqua genie also. Either the gasket was left out, or the plate is on upside down.
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