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    Air leak questions...

    Hi all!

    This has been happening since my pool was new(July 2008). Air bubbles coming from the returns. The kicker is that it's intermittent, about 10 minutes of bubbles then 10 minutes of no bubbles. My builder hasn't found the problem, although they haven't REALLY tried(that's another story, lol!!).

    Any initial thoughts? Questions for me?

    Thanks!!!

    Rob
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    Re: Air leak questions...

    Any air in the pump basket? If so it is a suction side air leak.

    Do you have a SWG? If so, it will produce very tiny air bubbles when operating.
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    Re: Air leak questions...

    I can see a few very small bubbles in the basket, but not many at all. I do have a SWG, but I can't imagine the amount of bubbles I'm seeing come from that, but maybe they do. That would make sense with the cell turning on and off. I could try turning it off for a good amount of time and see if they stop. I'll check on that.

    I was thinking, if it seems possible, that a small air leak was was accumulating somewhere, then I see bubbles, then they would stop until it builds up again somewhere in the system(like the filter, or something).

    I don't know! lol
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    Re: Air leak questions...

    Ok, so it seems like it is the SWG causing the bubbles! Thanks for the solution Mark!

    So I guess I need to research how much bubbleage is normal for an Aqua Pure 1400.

    Mods can move this thread if you think it should.

    Rob
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    Re: Air leak questions...

    Rob, I just gotta say I love the 'handle' and the split skull avitar 8)
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    Re: Air leak questions...

    Thanks Ted! LOL!
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