Due to a wedding, graduation, and lots of rain we are just now getting around to opening our pool. Started the pump and immediately get a strong jet of bubbles from the jets into the pool. That, along with the algaecide, has formed a thick layer of scummy foam on the top of the water (at least that's what my research says is the problem).
In looking into the filter basket on the pump there are no discernible bubbles in the basket. All new plumbing done before last year's startup. I've tried running water over all the joints and the pump basket to no avail. Next I'm going to try the shaving cream trick and see if I can find anything.
My question is this: would these bubbles only be possible in front of the pump? Could my filter valve be part of the issue? I'd rather not take the pump valve off if I don't have to.
Thanks for the help.
In-ground 24,000 gal
Hayward Super Pump with rebuilt 1.00 HP motor
Hayward Vari-Flo pump