Air bubbles

coachhim

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Mar 30, 2018
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Oklahoma City, OK
I have Air bubbles coming from my jets. Where could my air leak be coming from? Just opened the pool this past Sunday? I am thinking of changing the seals in the pump???
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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First try cleaning and lubricating the pump basket seal. That is easier than a full seal kit between the motor and pump.
 

coachhim

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Mar 30, 2018
68
Oklahoma City, OK
First try cleaning and lubricating the pump basket seal. That is easier than a full seal kit between the motor and pump.
Should have put that I did that already. I am thinking i can see small air bubbles while the pump is running within pump basket near the lid. There is a sign that says, the o-ring is prelubricated and not to add lube. I read that after I lubed it of course.
 

pooldv

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I can't really see any bubbles in the pics. But, it is normal to have some air bubbles in the pump basket. If the amount of air in the pump basket remains constant then it is ok. If the water level continuously drops in the basket while the pump is running and the pump loses prime then you have a suction side leak.

Is this a saltwater pool with a saltwater chlorine generator? As mentioned previously the bubbles you describe coming from the returns sounds like bubbles from an SWG cell.

More here, Suction Side Air Leaks - Trouble Free Pool
 

coachhim

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Mar 30, 2018
68
Oklahoma City, OK
I can't really see any bubbles in the pics. But, it is normal to have some air bubbles in the pump basket. If the amount of air in the pump basket remains constant then it is ok. If the water level continuously drops in the basket while the pump is running and the pump loses prime then you have a suction side leak.

Is this a saltwater pool with a saltwater chlorine generator? As mentioned previously the bubbles you describe coming from the returns sounds like bubbles from an SWG cell.

More here, Suction Side Air Leaks - Trouble Free Pool
It's a chlorine pool not salt water. Not losing any water in the basket. Just small bubbles coming from return jets. Im wondering if i have an underground leak? Just don't know where the leak could be coming from
 

mas985

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May 3, 2007
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I don't see much in the way of bubbles in the pump basket either so I don't think that is causing bubbles to come out of the returns. Do you have solar (on the roof) and is it currently running?
 

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