After removing the winter cover on our inground, vinyl pool I thought I'd address an ongoing issue I have been having. I have been getting c hampagne bubbles out of the return jets and seem to always have air being introoduced into the basket just before the pump. I assume from those symptoms that I have a leak between the skimmer and pump.
I was sort of planning on threading a fitting into the skimmer basket suction so that I can attach a hose to this and run it into a 5 gallon bucket, where I will put the cover pump that I have....I'll run the discharge from the pump to the pool pump end of the suction line so that I accomplish a closed loop. I plan on introducing a stop leak liquid into the bucket and circulate it around this closed loop.
1. Anybody see any downfalls to this idea
2. How much stop leak should I use?
3. How long should I circulate it...?..I understand that it takes a while to cure before putting into service
Thanks in advance for your input