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    bubbles coming from return jet

    I have noticed bubbles coming from the return. I think it is causing my ph to rise. Dont recall seeing them. Is this normal.
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    Re: bubbles coming from return jet

    Generally on an AG pool, that is either a restriction in the line from the skimmer, a low water level or a sticking weir.
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    Re: bubbles coming from return jet

    It's not normal unless you have a swg. Do you see bubbles in the pump basket?
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    Re: bubbles coming from return jet

    yes
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    Re: bubbles coming from return jet

    Bubbles in the pump basket means you have a suction side leak somewhere.
    Common places are the pump basket lid o-ring. Clean and lube it well.
    Skimmer weir sticking. Make sure it's in place and working freely.
    Pump drain plug. Remove and reseal it.
    Low water level in the pool. Check the skimmer and see if it's creating a vortex when the pump is running. Make sure the water level is 3/4ths up on the skimmer.
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    Re: bubbles coming from return jet

    Thanks, i'll check the pump tomorrow.
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