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Thread: A lot of air in pump basket / aboveground pool

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    Mar 2007
    Virginia Beach

    A lot of air in pump basket / aboveground pool

    I have a friend with an above ground pool who is suddenly having a problem and asked advise. His pump basket now will not fill up completely. He has a regular pump and a sand filter. The pump basket will suck in some water, push it to the filter, but never full fill with water. He's tried opening the filter to make sure it is full of water and opening the skimmer basket to do the same. But he keeps getting air into the basket and the pump cycles water then air. Any suggestions or thoughts?
    6000 gal inground fiberglass
    1.5hp pump / sand filter

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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: A lot of air in pump basket / aboveground pool

    He's sucking air from somewhere on that side of the filter - he needs to check all fittings, unions, clamps, etc, make sure the water level in the skimmer is at least 1/2 way up...

    Check the o-ring around the pump basket lid....make sure the drain plug at the bottom is tight.
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