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    Air in filter

    Hey everybody,

    New here, just moved into a house with a 20+ year old fiberglass pool. I've never taken care of a pool before, but I'm figuring it out (obsessing). On to my question...

    I just replaced the cartridge in my filter. The old one was welllll beyond its life. Now, I can see tiny little bubbles in the skimmer and it seems like the filter is constantly filling with air. I have to purge it regularly. I have an inline chlorinator that definitely has a very small leak I have to deal with, but I don't know if that could be connected to the air issue.

    Like I said, I'm brand new to the pool game. I don't have all the lingo down yet, but if you have a question about my setup I'm sure I can answer it.

    THANKS!
    10K Gal IG Freeform Fiberglass Pool
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    Pentair CC100 Cartridge Filter
    Hayward Automatic Pool Cleaner (model unkown)

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    Re: Air in filter

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Sounds like you have a suction side leak that is pulling in air between the pool and the pump impeller. See if this helps: Pool School - Suction Side Air Leaks
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    Re: Air in filter

    Ok, I'll check that out. Should I be concerned?
    10K Gal IG Freeform Fiberglass Pool
    1.5 HP Centurion Pump
    Pentair CC100 Cartridge Filter
    Hayward Automatic Pool Cleaner (model unkown)

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    Re: Air in filter

    Well it is certainly not good
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    Re: Air in filter

    Thanks, jblizzle. I just took my hose and poured water on the joint right at the front of the basket, and the bubbles stopped. So I'm guessing that's my ground zero. I'll see if sealing that up stops it or if it's somewhere else. Thanks again!

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