Hi I am new to this forum and hoping maybe one of you can help me out. From what I have read in other post, there is a lot
I did not know about pool maintenance. Any here is my problem, when my pump is running everything seams fine. It will self
prime, the basket fills completely with water ( no air pocket) pressure on filter 8 to 10 psi. (cartridge filter) Have good flow
returning to the pool. When I hook up my vacuum hose to clean the pool, I get an air pocket in the basket and low suction.
This is not a new pool,about 15 years old. The pump was replaced a couple of years ago. The cartridge is new, have held the
hose completely under water to make sure there were no leaks in it. I know the air pocket in the basket is the sign of an air
leak. But if the hose does not have a leak , where could it be. The hose is connected though the skimmer.After I get it all
set up , the hose is full with water and I am getting suction at the head (enough to clean the pool,not near as much as
there use to be) If I pull the hose out of the skimmer , a lot of air will come out of the returns, the basket air pocket goes
away and all seams normal again.