Can’t figure out a problem with air in the pump basket.
New Hayward matrix 1 hp two speed pump on AG pool with lomart skimmer.
Last pump only lasted 3 years ¾ hp superpump which was a in ground model.
Before that 10 years with a Jacuzzi 1 hp AG model. Still same Jacuzzi sand filter but understand from this forum it was really only rated for a ¾ hp pump, not the 1 hp it came with.
Anyway if I put on high it takes about 20 minutes for all the air to go away. Then change to low speed. After an hour have a pea size air bubble. After a few days (timer on for 9 hours a day) I then have air bubble so big about 1” to 1 ½” from the top of cover is all air. On low I can actually remove the cover while it is running without losing any water.
Have replaced the whole cover. Replaced the return hose and suction side fitting on the pump. Tried to spray food coloring all around all fittings including pump drain plug.
Other wise pool is staying clear for now. And should mention this is an AG pool but is 20” buried in the ground. So bottom of lomart skimmer is about level with the Top of the pool pump cover. 6 ft. of hose from skimmer to the pump.
Any suggestions or am I being too picky and should live with it. Could try to return since pump only about a month old.