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    Tiny Air Bubble Sucked Into Pump Basket

    I'm new to posting here on the forum but seem to be reading it whenever I have a problem so thank you all.

    I'm getting tiny air bubbles sucked into my pump basket.

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    Equipment set-up
    I have :
    • replaced the o - ring in the pool pump
    • replaced the 2 plugs in the pump
    • replaced o-ring and gaskets in jandy valve.


    I have 2 skimmers that I can direct with a jandy valve.
    When I turn the jandy valve one way the pressure goes down to 6 and the bubbles increase a little. When I turn it the other way the pressure drops to 5 and the pump will not come to prime.

    There are no air bubbles in the returns.

    There is a crackling sound in the multi-port that I can reduce/eliminate by bleeding the air in the filter.

    I've had the problem for 1 year. It started when the pool was opened in 2016.
    35,000 gal IG Vinyl, 1.5hp Hayward Super Pump, DE4820 Hayward Filter, Rooftop Solar

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    Re: Tiny Air Bubble Sucked Into Pump Basket

    Welcome to TFP!

    Did you lube the o-rings with silicone grease? AKA plumber's grease or o-ring lube. Take apart the Jandy valve and lube the o-rings and Seals in that too.

    More here about tracking down suction leaks, Pool School - Suction Side Air Leaks
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    Re: Tiny Air Bubble Sucked Into Pump Basket

    Thanks!

    Yeah, I lubed everything before I put it on.
    35,000 gal IG Vinyl, 1.5hp Hayward Super Pump, DE4820 Hayward Filter, Rooftop Solar

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