Bubbles coming out of return

dmcconnell68

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Jul 15, 2017
68
Fort Worth, Texas
Should I be concerned with bubbles coming out of a return? It seems to only be one return, that is closest to the pool equipment. I run the pump 24 hours/day and it's usually only when the pump is on low speed that I see the bubbles.

Thanks,
David
 

crabboy

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Jul 24, 2007
628
Suwanee, GA
The bubbles are likely from your SWG as @Donldson has suggested. To verify you can try to turn the SWG to 0% one day while you are seeing the bubbles and see if they go away. The second test would be to shut off you pump overnight and see if either you pump basket or filter empties out, this would only happen if they are above the waterline.
 

dmcconnell68

Well-known member
Jul 15, 2017
68
Fort Worth, Texas
Thanks guys. I never really occurred to me that it could be the SWG. It likely is running when I notice the bubbles. I'll turn it to 0% tomorrow morning and see if the bubbles go away. The pump and filter are above the waterline, so if they did empty overnight, what does that tell me?
 

crabboy

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Jul 24, 2007
628
Suwanee, GA
If either empties, that would indicate a leak in the pipes, which could also cause the bubbles, if you had a suction leak somewhere.

If it kinda looks like the fizz from a carbonated drink then its likely just the SWG.