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    Air Coming From One Jet

    Have an in ground gunite pool with 2 skimmers and 4 jets. I have my timer set up to come on at 9:00AM and off at 7:00PM. Each day when the pump turns on, air come flowing out of one of the jets. This last for maybe 5-10 seconds and then not another air bubble until the next morning when it repeats itself. I don't seem to be loosing water. Any idea where the air may be entering the line or why this is isolated to just one jet? Thanks.

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    Re: Air Coming From One Jet

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    It could be that your filter is partially draining when the pump is off allowing air into the system that is purged when the pump comes back on. You may not be losing water, but when the pump is off air might be sucked into the filter.

    I assume you do not have a SWG?
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    Re: Air Coming From One Jet

    Thanks for the quick response. I will go in an fill out the additional information. I work in the technology field any acronyms have become like a second language. I assume same in pool arena....what the heck is SWG? Salt Water ??

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Welcome to TFP!!!

    It could be that your filter is partially draining when the pump is off allowing air into the system that is purged when the pump comes back on. You may not be losing water, but when the pump is off air might be sucked into the filter.

    I assume you do not have a SWG?
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    Re: Air Coming From One Jet

    You got it: SWG = Saltwater (chlorine) Generator

    They can sometime create bubbles, although they would be consistent over the day when it is generating.

    When the pump turns off, see if you can hear the filter gurgling or air being drawn in.

    Do you see any air in the pump basket? When the pump is running or after it has been off for awhile?

    Do you have solar heating?
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    Re: Air Coming From One Jet

    Glad to know I was close of the SWG. And yes, I do have one. I don't see bubbles in the filter but I have noticed when I go to turn it off, I get a strong back lash of water coming back and water actually spews out from the filter. That could be a sign the lid is not on as tight as it should be or the gasket is wearing out. Just odd that I have this only coming from the one jet and like I mentioned, once the bubbles are gone, I never seem until the next morning. Seems like a filter issue would distribute them throughout the other 3 jets.

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    Re: Air Coming From One Jet

    When you are saying filter, do you mean the pump basket lid?

    Not uncommon to get most of the air out of the closest jet ... depending on how it is plumbed.
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    Re: Air Coming From One Jet

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy22 View Post
    ... I don't see bubbles in the filter but I have noticed when I go to turn it off, I get a strong back lash of water coming back and water actually spews out from the filter.
    Is the water spewing from the air relief valve on top or from the seal between the head/body of the filter? If from the head/body of the filter then you might try taking off the clamp, remove the head, apply some silicone lube to the o-ring, clean around the area where the o-ring sits and re-seat the filter head. A pool store should have the silicone lube if you don't have any. If the air relief valve, then I'll let someone who is more familiar with that filter to comment on a fix.

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