Hi folks, just joined the forum.
I have a couple issues I would like to see if there are any answers to. Some background first. I'm a first time pool owner here in Scottsdale, AZ and I absolutely love it! The pool was built with the house in the early 80's but most of the equipment is newer(from the early 2000's). We bought the house and moved in just before summer and for the most part have had a trouble free 4 months. The generic salt cell the previous owner had bought broke at the plastic ring where it screws into the housing( I saw another post where this had happen to someone. Must be the generic cells??) I bought a genuine Ecomatic replacement($$!) but hopefully will have many years of service now. I also rebuilt the Polaris 380. No other issues until now..................
For the past couple days I have had large air bubbles coming from the return lines and the water pressure doesn't seem like it's what it use to be. In addition and more importantly, as of today the water coming out of the Heliocol solar heater is cold and there are gurgling air sounds coming from the solar heating pipe leading to the roof. Yesterday it was working fine. The controller works and Jandy Valve Accuator also works as it automatically opens and closes when the controller is activated.
Coinciding with the large air bubbles in the return lines has been the appearance of many fine bubbles coming out of the pressure relief valve and first swivel joint in the line going to the Polaris 380 so I'm sure they are related. The 1.5 HP sounds fine and I have cleaned the skimmer basket and pump basket. Before the air bubbles appeared nothing was worked on or messed with. They just ....appeared.
Any thoughts about what to look for would be greatly appreciated! My daughter is coming for a visit next week and I would like to get all the issues fixed by then