step jets

twinsticks

Well-known member
May 28, 2009
49
south jersey
I have three sets of steps will air knobs on them as soon as I open the knobs I get water coming out of them the first year they worked great you could hear the air and bubbles out of the jets now only water comes out of them I have 7 all together the jets do work but no bubbles and yes the jets are open
 

PoolGuyNJ

TFP Expert
May 20, 2007
3,192
South Central NJ
If they are the ones I think they are, and the jet nozzles are somewhat loose/floppy in the sockets, then you are likely missing the thin teflon ring that goes in just before the jet and retaining collar.

Scott
 

twinsticks

Well-known member
May 28, 2009
49
south jersey
Yes those are the ones I put the teflone rings in and only a few of them work is there aa diagram showing the proper way to install them I think they are hayward products
 

PoolGuyNJ

TFP Expert
May 20, 2007
3,192
South Central NJ
There are two of those rings needed. One is in the retaining ring and one sits deep in the jet body. It's the latter one that seems to go MIA during winterization and is a PITA to find replacements for. Without that one in place, water tends to come out of the air valve instead of allowing for a venturi action to form in the jet. Buying the collars are often the only way to get extra/replacement rings.

Scott
 

twinsticks

Well-known member
May 28, 2009
49
south jersey
Okay got it I have extra rings so you are saying I need to for each jet One goes in the collar that screws in and one on the end of the ball of the jet.. Any pics of what it looks like?
 

PoolGuyNJ

TFP Expert
May 20, 2007
3,192
South Central NJ
Sorry, no pix handy but the extra ring will find it's seat when inserted with the ball end. Might take a little wiggle or might go right into place. When you thread the collar and the jet body holds it's position by friction, it will move smoothly. Open the jet, open the airway and it should aspirate normally.

Scott
 

twinsticks

Well-known member
May 28, 2009
49
south jersey
Thanks I wiil try when I get home one thing I noticed that the rings have a little flat spot on the side I guess that has to line up when you put the ring on the ball end of the jet