So I am troubleshooting a suction side leak. Is it a fair assumption that if a hose fitting and clamp are not leaking water...(I can't find any drips at any fittings) that air is not getting sucked in also. In other words can air get sucked in with no loss of water? I know this sounds like a dumb question but I was taught in the ARMY that there are no dumb questions, just stupid people...(just kidding). I replaced my skimmer last season and used new gaskets and I don't have any water running down the side of the pool. I just replaced my pump and motor with a brand new unit (see signature below). I have 1 1/2 inch pvc running under the deck from the skimmer to the pump and then back from the return side of the filter to the return fitting on the pool. I can not find any water dripping.