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    Seanhan's Avatar
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    Mar 2013
    Fort Worth Texas

    weird pump issue ???

    My pump is surging and getting a lot of air in the basket ..
    When i switch the jandy valves to the SPA mode , it works perfect and in about 1-2 min. All air is out of the system , pump quiets down and runs perfectly.

    Switch back to pool and air comes back ?????
    Pump re plumbed new jandy 3 ways ....
    Good water level ... IDK ??? Could it be a obstruction ?.
    i cant figure it out "..
    Sean Hannon
    30,000 Gallons gunite pool Coated by Fibertech
    Hayward Pro Grid 72 / Hayward multiport
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    CirCupool SWG RJ 60, 400.000 btu raypak , Built in SPA

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    Re: weird pump issue ???

    Another quick thing to check is your weir door to make sure it is swinging freely in the proper direction.
    Walnut Creek, CA. 18k gallon Pebble Sheen + 1.5k gallon IG spa, 1.5hp whisperflo main pump, Pentair clean and clear 420, Intellichlor IC20, Polaris 360 w/booster,Jandy lite 2 natural gas, plus solar with Heliomatic 5000 controller and 3/4 hp booster

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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: weird pump issue ???

    Getting air in the pump basket is a suction side leak. I'd say that it isn't the pump basket lid or the drain plugs as it doesn't leak in spa mode. I'd start running water over everything while it's leaking and see if the bubbles stop or lessen.
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: weird pump issue ???

    And check the water level. Water too low lets the skimmers draw air in a vortex.
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