Return Air Bubbles ????

Riddler0520

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Jul 26, 2020
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Charlotte, NC
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Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
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Jandy Aquapure 1400
New pool ownership is so much fun - will be glad when I figure all of this out

next question is around the deep end return jet (closest to pad). I have air bubbles coming out - you can see it a lot more at night with the white light on vs what you see during daylight

anyways - I’ve checked the motor lid O ring for debris and wiped it clean. The motor basket doesn’t seem to have excessive air - a medium bubble at surface under the clear lid

pool service mgr came by today to look at something unrelated and I had him look. He stuck a screwdriver insider the return to see if there was a piece of pebble or something creating blockage and he said “you have a 90 degree fitting in there”, he wasn’t sure why I had a 90 degree fitting but he then said that turn of water near the orifice is enough to create air as it comes out - and the famous phrase “nothing to worry about”

I have not replicated his test to see if I could feel the 90 bend but does this sound normal - if there is a 90 degree fitting inside (absent of knowing why it’s there), do you folks agree that could be the cause for air bubbles ?

what else should I be asking/doing and checking ?
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mknauss

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You have a SWCG. They create hydrogen gas that exits into the pool. Turn off the SWCG, wait a few minutes, and see if the bubbles stop.
 

Riddler0520

Well-known member
Jul 26, 2020
243
Charlotte, NC
Pool Size
23000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
You have a SWCG. They create hydrogen gas that exits into the pool. Turn off the SWCG, wait a few minutes, and see if the bubbles stop.
Ok, I’ll try that and report back outcome

thank you
 
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