After new VS pump installation - leak exposed?

southflorida427

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Apr 27, 2017
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Miami FL
I recently installed a new VS pump. I did my own plumbing, it was in and out, an easy job.

I'm losing water, for December in South Florida I don't recall evaporation to be an issue in past seasons.

I don't see any evident leaks on the new connections. Nor I see watermarks or any puddles near the pump area.

Is it possible that running the VS at low speeds is making an existing leak more evident? I see bubbles on the return only while at low speed, when I crank up the speed no bubbles are seen.

Suggestions? Ideas?

Thnx!
 

PoolGate

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Jun 7, 2017
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Damascus, MD
Pool Size
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Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
Do you have a saltwater chlorine generator (SWG)? They produce bubbles of hydrogen that are evident when running at low speeds. You can do a leak test to see of you have a leak.

 
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southflorida427

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Apr 27, 2017
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Miami FL
Do you have a saltwater chlorine generator (SWG)? They produce bubbles of hydrogen that are evident when running at low speeds. You can do a leak test to see of you have a leak.


I do have an SGW.
I will do the bucket test in the afternoon.
Thnx for the suggestions.
 

Jimrahbe

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427,

No magic at all.. The SWCG produces small bubbles that you just do not see when using a single speed pump, due to the large amount of water flow..

Thanks,

Jim R.
 
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