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    Lots of bubbling in my pool

    I came out this morning and all I could hear was the gurgling sound and my polaris wasn't moving. Somehow I'm getting a ton of air coming into my pool and spa. During filter my supply comes from pool and return is about 50/50 to pool and spa. In testing I turned it to only supply/return to spa, no bubbles. I turned it to supply from pool and 100 to spa, no bubbles. So I don't think it is my supply line. I'm not seeing any water loss which this is where I'm thrown. How can be getting all these huge bubbles and not having any water loss. Where could all this air be coming from? Thanks

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    Re: Lots of bubbling in my pool

    air is being sucked into your system.....it has nothing to do with water loss.

    There is an article in Pool School "Suction Side Leaks".....see if that helps.
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    Re: Lots of bubbling in my pool

    so even when I suck from pool and output only to spa I get no bubbles, if I suck from spa and output to spa I get no bubbles. So with your awesome post you still think it's a suction side leak. I hardly have any bubbles in my pump

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    Re: Lots of bubbling in my pool

    Your post is a little confusing but you can always take to the bank that air can ONLY enter your system on the suction side.
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    Re: Lots of bubbling in my pool

    Check the gasket/seal on your pump basket. It may not have sealed properly the last time you emptied it. When this happens it can pull a large amount of air into your pipes.

    Also, if something floating in your pool, like a raft, blocks the water going into the skimmer, then the pump will pull air from the skimmer. This will also happen if the water level gets too low due to evaporation or splash out. Look in your skimmer and see if you see a whirlpool pulling air down from the surface.
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    Re: Lots of bubbling in my pool

    Well I guess you were wrong for once in your life. Was the seal on my chlorinator which is not on the suction side. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    Your post is a little confusing but you can always take to the bank that air can ONLY enter your system on the suction side.

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    Re: Lots of bubbling in my pool

    Quote Originally Posted by barkster View Post
    Well I guess you were wrong for once in your life. Was the seal on my chlorinator which is not on the suction side. Thanks
    So it was acting as an air injector like in a spa. Not on the suction side of the pump, but still under suction, the only way for air to get into the plumbing!
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    Re: Lots of bubbling in my pool

    There is no source of air pressure in an inline chlorinator. Pump running, a leak at the chlorinator will be a water leak.....not air
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