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    Tiny Bubbles

    Hi All,

    My Hayward 220 Filter with a 1hp Hayward pump on a regular basis (1x-2x weekly) after running ok for a few days, shoots tiny bubbles out of both returns. I run the filter approx 6hrs daily

    To cure this I backwash the filter and the bubbles go away, all runs ok for a few days then the bubbles reappear

    There is usually no increase in pressure ( before then after backwash) , it always seems to run at 10psi. The waste water is very pale brown but not what I would call super dirty

    This occurs if I add a 1/3 cup of DE or if I do not

    Is this normal ? not sure where the problem could be.
    VIG 16 x 32 22000gal
    Hayward 1hp Super Pump
    Hayward Vari-Flow XL
    Hayward S220T Pro Series Sand Filter
    2 skimmers - 2 Returns no bottom drain

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    Re: Tiny Bubbles

    Normal places for air to leak into the system is the skimmer or the pump basket.
    Check the skimmer to make sure the weir is operating freely and the skimmer isn't creating a vortex sucking in air.
    Clean and lube the pump basket o-ring and sealing surfaces.
    Check the drain plug(s) and make sure they're sealed well.
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    Re: Tiny Bubbles

    Hi Bama,

    I picked up a new pump basket gasket and relubed to eliminate that

    The odd this is that for a few days everything operates air/bubble free. I there were an air leak would it occur intermittently ? or all the time

    I will recheck everything today

    Thanks for the advice
    VIG 16 x 32 22000gal
    Hayward 1hp Super Pump
    Hayward Vari-Flow XL
    Hayward S220T Pro Series Sand Filter
    2 skimmers - 2 Returns no bottom drain

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    Re: Tiny Bubbles

    The skimmer would be the first place I looked. Check the weir and make sure the water level is as high as it should be. Some skimmers are very sensitive to the water level.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    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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