I'm having some issues getting my pool closed this year for some reason. The way my pool was installed all of the returns are on one line except one. One of the returns has it's own line so that I can close a shutoff valve and apply more water pressure to it and that's where I plug up my polaris. Now, please bear with me....
So what I am doing is attaching my air chuck to the farthest return on my steps. The next return starts bubbling and I plug it. Then the next return starts bubbling and I plug it. Then the return that is on it's own line starts bubbling and I plug it. But the skimmers never start bubbling after this...nor the mains.
I started thinking and ended up starting over. I attach the air chuck into the return by the steps. The next jet bubbles and I plug. The next jet bubbles and I plug. Then I go close this line down with the cutoff valve. I then remove the air chuck and plug that return. I move the air chuck to the return with it's own line and start the air. The first skimmer bubbles and I install my gizmo. The farthest skimmer never starts to bubble. And after trying a third time, if I allow the first skimmer to bubble for a minute, it will just stop. The same goes in scenario 1 with the return that has it's own line. If I allow it to bubble for a minute or so, it will just stop and blow a bubble every few seconds. Shouldn't they continue to bubble hard as long as the air pressure is still being applied?
I had this issue the last two years but I eventually got everything bubbling and capped, etc...I don't know if I'm just impatient or what but I'm getting tired of messing with it but hate to pay someone to do something I have done in the past.