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    Air In Filter System

    I have an in ground pool with a cartridge filter system and rooftop 7 panel solar heater. As of late, air has somehow been entering the system resulting in decreased water flow and tiny air bubbles coming from the outlets. When I open the filter, remove the element, replace it and reseal the filter, the water flow is back to normal for 2 to 3 days and the problem reappears. I have no water loss and therefore no leaks. The filter o-rings are generously lubed. I have been thinking that the rooftop relief valve may be the culprit. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Air In Filter System

    Do the bubbles only appear when running the solar? Turn off the solar and see if you still have problems.

    Also just because you do not see a water leak does not mean that you do not have an air leak on the suction side.

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    Re: Air In Filter System

    Sorry my reply took so long. Yes, if I turn the solar off, the bubbles stop. Also, how would I find a leak on the suction side. Again, the pump strainer and filter o-rings are sufficiently lubed. Thank you.

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