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Thread: Air bubbles in strainer pot

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    Jun 2014
    Rogers, AR

    Air bubbles in strainer pot

    I have a lot of bubbles in the pump basket. Sometimes my returns shoot out poofs of air until I turn pump off and restart. The bubbles in the pot are big and lots of small ones. On all of my returns I see very tiny bubbles rising to the surface behind the returns.

    I see water around one of my fittings and the strainer pot doesn't empty quickly unless I remove the lid. Then water comes out from the fitting that attaches directly to the pump.

    I had the pool guy out yesterday and he says this is all normal. I thought there was never supposed to be much air in the strainer pot.
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    May 2007
    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: Air bubbles in strainer pot

    There should be very little air in the pump basket. If you are seeing water around one of the fittings, that is the likely culprit.
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