So it seems I have a suction side leak. At least I think it is.
I always have an air pocket in the pump basket and whenever the pump starts up I get bubbles in the return to the pool. But the bubbles stop until it turns of and sits again. I have tried to isolate this via the hose as suggested but I can not find it. I suppose the leak on the suction side may seal after suction is applied. Please confirm.
I also have two valves that have a slight drip on the return side. I was wondering if there is a way to calculate how much water is being lost? My pool seems to lose to much water. I need to move my valve assembly as its location is very poorly placed and I will need to replace all the valves but I can not do that till after the summer so I do not want to spend the $ on two new valves that I plan to replace anyway. So I am trying to figure out if they are my issue or there may be more?
As a temp repair is there a epoxy or silicone or such I can seal all the joints with that might buy me 2-3 months?