I have an 18' AG pool with 2" pvc piping. 1.5 hp 2-speed pump. 200 sf cartridge filter.
When the water gets to anywhere near halfway down the skimmer, the pump basket gets full of air bubbles. I have to fill it up to 2 inches or less of space left on the skimmer for it to work properly.
I didn't realize I had this issue until I kept getting small air bubbles in the basket with no lucvk trying to get rid of them. Then I added a little water, and it was all fine. Same thing happened yesterday, but there were many more air/bubbles because the water was about halfway down the skimmer. High speed seems to exacerbate the problem.
So, is this a normal occurance or is it just my system? I thought one would have a bit more room for error with the water line height. I usually keep it at 1.5 inches lower than the top of the skimmer opening.
My pump is below the skimmer but not more two feet lower. Is that a problem?