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    Bubbles in pool and squirting through O ring

    I am getting small bubbles through the inlets. Noticed when I shut off the pump, water squirted out between the top of the basket strainer and the strainer body. I took off the top, cleaned both surfaces real well, put in a new, well lubed O ring and the same thing happens - bubbles and squirt through the area the O ring seals the top to the body. Could the plastic top of the basket strainer be warped ? It had been really wrenched down with pliers. Any thoughts ? Thanks !
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia.
    Pool: 15,000 gallon 32'x18', 3'-6' deep in-ground gunite pool, Sta-Rite 3 125 GPM 2-filter cartrige, 1.5 HP Sta-Rite pump, solar heater, Goldline SWG, Jandy controls, opaque automatic CoverStar solar pool cover, 3 waterfalls (not from spa).
    Spa: 485 gallon in-ground square acrylic over fiberglass suspended over gunite Sunset brand spa, isolated system, natural gas heater, 2-speed (4hp/11hp) main pump, 3hp booster pump, chlorine sanitized.

    To my pool store owner, nothing is more important than my pool and my money.

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    Re: Bubbles in pool and squirting through O ring

    I bet it's warped since you've replaced and lubed the o-ring.
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    Re: Bubbles in pool and squirting through O ring

    So that is something that does happen - they warp ? Thanks
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia.
    Pool: 15,000 gallon 32'x18', 3'-6' deep in-ground gunite pool, Sta-Rite 3 125 GPM 2-filter cartrige, 1.5 HP Sta-Rite pump, solar heater, Goldline SWG, Jandy controls, opaque automatic CoverStar solar pool cover, 3 waterfalls (not from spa).
    Spa: 485 gallon in-ground square acrylic over fiberglass suspended over gunite Sunset brand spa, isolated system, natural gas heater, 2-speed (4hp/11hp) main pump, 3hp booster pump, chlorine sanitized.

    To my pool store owner, nothing is more important than my pool and my money.

    Richard's PoolEquations Spreadsheet

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    Re: Bubbles in pool and squirting through O ring

    It can, especially if someone has tightened it too much and left it for a while.
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    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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    Re: Bubbles in pool and squirting through O ring

    A lot of older pumps squirt out when you shut them down. Whats the make/model of the pump.
    20X40 30,000 gallon gunite pool

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    Re: Bubbles in pool and squirting through O ring

    It is a 2 HP Century Centurion B130. Don't recall seeing the "squirting" at shut off before but that doesn't mean that it wasn't.
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia.
    Pool: 15,000 gallon 32'x18', 3'-6' deep in-ground gunite pool, Sta-Rite 3 125 GPM 2-filter cartrige, 1.5 HP Sta-Rite pump, solar heater, Goldline SWG, Jandy controls, opaque automatic CoverStar solar pool cover, 3 waterfalls (not from spa).
    Spa: 485 gallon in-ground square acrylic over fiberglass suspended over gunite Sunset brand spa, isolated system, natural gas heater, 2-speed (4hp/11hp) main pump, 3hp booster pump, chlorine sanitized.

    To my pool store owner, nothing is more important than my pool and my money.

    Richard's PoolEquations Spreadsheet

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