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    Air in pump ABP

    Hello....
    I have a 2hp pump & 24' ABP. Water level is about 1/2 way up skimmer basket and I get a "tornado" effect which causes air to get through to pump. I have found the solution....I put one of those little pool balls in the skimmer and it "breaks" the tornado effect and does not let the air get to the pump. Just thought I would pass this along....I have been trying to figure out how to stop it and this works. Hope it helps someone. Not a huge deal....but it does the trick. If I fill up the pool to higher it also solves the problem, but then it does not "suck" the water through as well...
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    Re: Air in pump ABP

    Sounds like you don't have a weir on your skimmer.
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    Re: Air in pump ABP

    No weir....pool guys told me that they can stick shut and cause more problems???...I went with their advice....any thoughts? Should I put it on?
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    Re: Air in pump ABP

    I'm a noob too,lol.
    The ball doesn't ever get sucked down into the return?
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