Pump basket don't drain when i open it

bocman93

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Mar 25, 2021
5
Charleston
Hi! I'm just bought house with inground pool and I new in pool industry.

Before, always when I cleaned pump basket water was drained out, right now water stay in basket
And also now I see bubbles from return ( i checked water level, o-ring)
Does it somehow connected or it's separate issues?
 

ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
24,886
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Welcome to TFP.

Whether water drains out of the pump basket when the pump lid is opened usually depends on the level of the pump relative to the water level. The water in the pump basket can drain down, stay in the pump basket, or flow out the pump basket. You just have two different pools with different elevations.

Bubbles from the return is likely a suction side air leak...

 
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