Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Soda looking bubbles in viewing glass of pump & sand filter

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Soda looking bubbles in viewing glass of pump & sand filter

    I'm seeing little air bubbles through the looking glass on my pump and the glass on top of my sand filter. (Hayward super pump/ triton sand filter)

    They look like little sprite bubbles.

    I know this is air getting in on the suction side somewhere but I can't find it. I'v removed the looking glass part from the pump and checked it and greased it up. I did not remove the gasket though.

    I don't see any leaks anywhere before the pump. I've checked everywhere.

    This may be a stupid question but could their be a leak underground (it's an in ground gunite pool) or near the pool somewhere?

    Should I be concerned by this little amount of air? I don't think it's gotten worse but then again I've never noticed it. Been monitoring it for the past couple of weeks.


  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Soda looking bubbles in viewing glass of pump & sand fil

    If it's a steady stream of bubbles then you should try and find where they're coming from. It's most likely not an underground leak.

    The most common places for a suction side leak is the pump basket lid o-ring seal, the strainer basket drain plug, low water level causing the skimmer to suck air, stuck skimmer weir causing air to be sucked in. If you have a valve on the suction side it can leak around the stem but that's less common.
    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
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts