Neighbors pool making a swooshing noise


New member
Sep 16, 2020
Fairfield CA
Hi everyone and I hope you can help. My elderly neighbor has a above ground pool and it is making a swooshing sound all the time. I am trying to help her figure out what the issue would be so we can all enjoy some quite. lol
I took a small recording of the sound and if anyone knows what it is I would be greatly appreciative. I had to zip the file since the M4A file extension is not valid for this forum.


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
Bedford, TX

We could not approve your sound attachment as it was your initial post.. A picture of your neighbor's pool and equipment pad would be much more helpful to us..

Do you see any water running or escaping anywhere???


Jim R.

Brett S

Well-known member
Mar 15, 2019
It looks like the equipment is not really close to the pool, so that might help narrow things down. Does it seem like the sound is coming from the pool itself (in which case it could be a skimmer or something like that) or from the equipment, in which case it could be the pump or the filter.

Additionally, I assume that the noise stops when the pump is turned off, but can you confirm that?


TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
May 23, 2015
Tucson, AZ
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Look like pipes going up to roof top solar. Can you turn the solar valve so that there’s no water going up to the roof; just return the water to the pool.


Bronze Supporter
Jul 16, 2018
Milton DE
I had a similar situation with my AGP - not sure if I would call the noise a "swoosh" though.

It was the return causing a vortex in the pool and it would occasionally suck air and make a noise. Adjusting the eyeball would only move where the vortex was forming.

I used two elbows to lower the eyeball a couple inches and problem solved.