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    Air bubbles?????

    Ok, I am having air bubbles come from one return nozzle and out of the spa spillover ONLY when I have the vacuum hooked up to the skimmer. Any other time there is no bubbles anywhere.
    Is this something to worry about or could it be air getting by the spa valve that provides the spa with bubbles when in spa mode? Thanks
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    Re: Air bubbles?????

    Your vacuum hose probably has a pinhole in it. If your filter has an air bleed, vent the air out when you're done vacuuming.
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    Re: Air bubbles?????

    No leaks in hose, it's a more amount of bubbles than a pin hole or small hole would produce. But there is no air in the pump or filter when it is doing it.
    Thanks Todd.
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    Re: Air bubbles?????

    Are you positive there are no air bubbles in the pump basket? It is very unlikely to have air coming out of the returns if it is not entering on the suction side of the pump. They may just be very small and not noticeable. Just to make sure, try some pool lube on the pump lid gasket and drain plugs.
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    Re: Air bubbles?????

    I will double check for air in the pump basket. Is it possible for it to be getting the air from the spa air supply?
    Thanks Todd.
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    Re: Air bubbles?????

    If air is coming out of a pool return, then it wouldn't be coming from the spa. The spa air vent will only draw in air when the jets are turned on but then they will only supply air to the spa jets and nothing else.
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