I read in the pool school about air bubbles coming from the return jets in the pool. Champagne bubbles were common when the pump starts up, but it didn't say anything about if champagne bubbles continue. Our pump has been running 24hrs on recirculate for going on 3 days now and we're having champagne type bubbles coming from the return jets. We've suspected that we have a leak in the pipe that runs from the skimmer to the pump. The ground is always saturated in the area just out from where the skimmer intake is. Our concrete around the pool is only 3' wide and we pulled up a ton of old pavers off the edge of the concrete so it's just dirt and some weeds now until we have the concrete redone (hopefully) in the next couple months. And it's just been soggy and muddy all around that area since then and we think the water level drops faster than it did even before we removed the pavers. So would champagne type bubbles indicate a leak like that? Or does the pump basket lid just need to be lubed again and resealed? I don't notice any air in the actual pump basket.