This is our first year with new pool. About a month ago the pipe shown in the picture started dripping. Is it possible this is what is causing the large air bubbles coming out of the returns and in the pump basket? We also have a hard time getting it to prime after cleaning the DE filter. I have called the PB every week for 4 weeks and he hasn't shown. Pool is under warranty.
red arrow is where the leak/drip originates, the puddle of water is on the cement below (blue arrow).