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    bubbles from return

    recently I've been getting a few bubbles from my return--I have occasionaly put liquid chlorine, a tad of 60% algecide and stabilizer in my skimmer, (not all at once),could this possibly be what it is?

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: bubbles from return

    There are a couple of ways air can get into the returns, but none of those chemicals would have anything to do with it.

    There is sometimes air in the filter, which can take several days to come out if the filter started full of air.

    If you have a SWG, it will create many tiny bubbles when it is active.

    You might have a suction side air leak. One common place to look is the pump strainer basket lid, which might not be on correctly.
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    Re: bubbles from return

    I'll check those suggestions---THANX

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    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: bubbles from return

    Welcome to TFP, Johnny!!

    There is an article here in the Pool School section which might give you a few ideas - the leak, if it is a leak, is to be found on the suction side of the pump. Good luck with finding the source - if you need a little more help either finding the problem or repairing it - just ask here and we'll do our best (which is pretty darned good )
    Luv& Luk

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