I installed my new Hayward SP2600VS 1 1/2 HP pump. The housing on all Super Pumps are identical so the fitting connections matched up perfectly.
I have considerable air bubbles in my Pump strainer and also back through into my pool via return jet. I have 2 return jets but strangly enough the lesser amount of air bubbles only coming from one of the jets which is the one that is the closest to the pump.
I have checked all suction side connections and relubed them as well as the unions.
On full skim it is considerably worse than it is on full drain, even though I still have bubbles on full drain.
It is priming fine but it appears that the water lacks about 3/4 inch filling the strainer basket all the way to the top.
I had a pool fellow tell me one time that if you had a suction air leak and it was not really bad you could do this trick.
Take some Boss Silicone Hi Temp Blue GAsket Maker 323 all around each fitting and if it is leaking at that fitting the suction from the pump will pull it into the fitting and stop the leak. I am sure it would work better if the fitting was the kind that screwed in and not a pvc cemented one.
Have you heard or ever used this method?