Springtime pump/motor changeout in progress. While committed to conducting PVC work, I figured I would address another problem.
I've always had some sort of suction side problem with this pool. Most of the time it's OK with just a tiny amount of bubbles. However, sometimes the suction leak gets so bad the pump loses prime.
So I dug up the suction/intake line and found two adjacent metal tensioner bands on the horizontal side of the intake line just before the 90 turn to vertical at the pumping station.
I made a video and put it on FB. Here's the link:
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