I am a new pool owner so I am the first to admit that my knowledge is lacking. However, my pool operated great my first few weeks in my new home. About a week ago, I began to notice air bubbles in the return jet and the filter basket. A little tinkering on my part revealed a few things: when I switch the Jandy Neverlube valve to skimmer, there are no air bubbles. Sometimes when I switch to main drain there are bubbles, but sometimes there are not. Consequently, the combined position operates the same way. Often I can switch the valve to MD or combined and there are no bubbles for a few minutes, but after a bit they begin to appear. Sometimes the bubbles appear as soon as I switch away from skimmer immediately. I called a repair guy, and he seems to think I have a leak somewhere in the MD line underground. However, even he admitted that the fact that I was not loosing water was odd for this diagnosis. Also, the water that comes in the basket when on MD is not dirty. So my question is this: is it possible that the Jandy valve is the culprit—one time I got the bubbles to go away by pouring water over the valve, but have since not been able to duplicate this. Wouldn't water coming in from an underground leak be dirty? Also the main drain pressure is generally about 3 psi lower than my skimmer line pressure. Any help would be appreciated as I am reluctant to accept an underground problem just yet. I guess in most simple terms, has anyone ever heard of a Jandy valve leaking air in only certain positions?