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    blowing bubbles,installed my boost pump

    well today was a good day got my boost pump installed so i could run my Polaris but i am missing one fitting to hook up my Polaris.
    my question is.
    1 of my jets on the farthest end of my pool is blowing bubbles,when i turn the boost pump off shortly after it stops.
    why is that?
    thanks
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    Re: blowing bubbles,installed my boost pump

    ok i guess its normal for a pool just blow bubbles, thanks!
    im pretty sure its sucking air at the pump fittings so i will check.
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    Re: blowing bubbles,installed my boost pump

    Can you take a picture of you equipment and post it here. I read this yesterday but I'm not clear on what may be going on. It kinda sounds like that the booster pump is injecting air in system and then when shutoff the air purges from the return.
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    Re: blowing bubbles,installed my boost pump

    well i replaced the seals and added teflon tape to my fittings,still blows bubbles,but my **** booster pump is still leaking water on the shaft side. i was told that the propeller plate may have a crack in it.
    i did use a silicone seal for the seal and placed the seals to where the rubbers are facing each other.
    i assume i do not have a break in the line because i am not blowing dirt in the pool.
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    Re: blowing bubbles,installed my boost pump

    Quote Originally Posted by mred
    I did use a silicone seal for the seal and placed the seals to where the rubbers are facing each other.
    If you're talking about the shaft seal, the rubber faces should NOT be facing each other. The carbon and ceramic faces should be facing each other.
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    Re: blowing bubbles,installed my boost pump

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    Quote Originally Posted by mred
    I did use a silicone seal for the seal and placed the seals to where the rubbers are facing each other.
    If you're talking about the shaft seal, the rubber faces should NOT be facing each other. The carbon and ceramic faces should be facing each other.
    yea,sorry i did fix the issue. thanks
    awhile back now.
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