We have coated all suspect areas of the suction side of the pump with shaving cream, since running water over those areas did no good a few months ago. When we coated the Jandy Valve Actuator seal the bubbles in the pump basket stopped. I assume there is a gasket in there that can be ordered for replacement. Now in the process of slowly rinsing off each area in turn to confirm when bubbles reappear.
HOWEVER, the bubbles in the spa continue. No air in the filter when we opened the bleed off valve, but maybe air is trapped in the lines and still running to the spa.
Meanwhile, we are looking at the blower and wondering how it works, where does it put air into the system, is there any way that could be part of the problem now. It seems that this blower would be a pressure side thing adding air after the heater, so no air ought to come from there, ought to leak water if anything, but I don't have any idea.
Or maybe air now is not an issue. We had been unable to get the heater to come on in order to use the spa this winter. Read that the air visible in the pump basket affects the controls of the heater, not sure if pressure or flow sensors or exactly what. Maybe with the air in the pump gone, I don't care about air in the spa when the blower is turned off?