AIR BUBBLES IN THE PUMP ARE CAUSED BY A LEAK ON THE SUCTION SIDE OF THE PUMP (SKIMMER OR MAIN DRAIN LINE). TO DETERMINE IF YOUR LEAK IS ABOVE GROUND LOOK FOR SPURTS OFF WATER SHOOTING FROM ONE OF THOSE LINES AS YOU TURN THE PUMP OFF. THE SUDDEN STOPPING OF THE WATER FLOW WILL CAUSE IT TO SHOOT OUT OF THE SOURCE. NOTE THAT A LITTLE WATER COMMING FROM THE PUMP LID ON SOME MODELS IS NORMAL AND NOT THE CAUSE OF THE LEAK. IF YOU DO NOT SEE ANYTHING YOUR LEAK MAY BE BELOW GROUND. TO DETERMINE THIS SHUT DOWN ONE LINE AT A TIME TO DETERMINE THE LINE THE AIR IS COMMING FROM. IF YOU HAVE A BROKEN LINE UNDERGROUND YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE A TEST DONE TO LOCATE THE LEAK SO IT CAN BE REPAIRED. HOPE THIS HELPS. FEEL FREE TO E MAIL ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS THIS FURTHER.
The simplest way is by noticing bubbles where the jets go back into the pool area. Air gets trapped underneath water as bubbles, so if you see bubbles, you have a leak in that line from the filter or pump, leading back to the pool. If all your jets are creating bubbles, then there is an air leak in either your pump or filter.
If you have a saline purification system on the pool, the tiny bubbles are the hydrogen by-product of the saline process. If the pool is not saline, bubbles must be coming from an air leak pool probably located on the suction side of the pump (leaf trap lid, for example).
probably just air bubbles. probably just air bubbles. probably just some air bubbles.
Check the gasket on your pump basket housing thingee. If that is old, or dry rotted it may be letting air in and causing you to gain the air bubbles.
If you have a saline system (salt water pool) tiny hydrogen bubbles will appear in the water being returned to the pool. This is normal and shows that your saline system is working well. If you don't have a salt system, the bubbles are a result of air leaks usually originating on the suction side of the pump - like at the leaf pot.
If you just had your filers changed, then its just Bubbles (air) but if not then call your pool guy!!
The air bubbles generally mean you still have an air leak either in the lid not being tight or the intake fitting not being tight. Here's how you tell! Be out by your pump when the power to pump is shut off if there is an air leak there there will be drips of water coming out, Just tighten the fitting or the lid just tiny amounts until the leak stops. 90 percent air leaks are from there. Redo the gaskets and pump seal.
Pump air in it with a bicycle wheel pump
No. If you are getting air bubbles in the cooling system, you probaby have a bad head gasket or a cracked head.
Do you have air bubbles coming back to the pool thru the return lines? If so, you have a suction leak. Could be between the skimmer, maindrain, at the pool pump. Most likely place to start is the pump. Check the lid o-ring for proper seat and fit. Check the pump seal. Check any fitting that goes into the pump pot - in and out plumbing plus small plugs at the base of the pump. K
You can fix the air lock in a pool filter and pump station by calling someone in to fix it for you. This way it is easier and more effective on the pool.
An aerator puts air, through a pump, into the water to make bubbles.
It is most likely caused by a leak on the suction side (or the front) of the pool pump. If you are getting bubbles coming out of the returns in the pool itself, then this is most certainly the case. You can run a waterhose over the plumbing and see if it stops or not, That will tell you also where the leak is.
I think it could be normal, if the pool is not losing water. On my filter and pump, I have a valve, that when open, causes bubbles to come out of the low end jets, simulating the jets of a jacuzzi. When closed, there are no bubbles. If the pool is losing water, then the appearance of bubbles in the pump, or coming out of the jets could be due to air from from the outside which would mean a leak in one or more of the lines or at the fittings. Also, I'm curious as to how one would "pressure check" a return line from the skimmer, the main drain or vacuum line since these wouldn't be under pressure from the pump. If your pool is blowing air back into the pool through the return lines, it is caused by an air leak, on the suction side of the pump. Because the pump is above the water level of the pool, you will not lose any water. To check to see if you are sucking air at the pump, turn the pump on and take some dish detergent and squirt it along each plumbing fitting in front of the pump. Watch to see if any soap bubbles form in the pump housing. If so, you'll probably need to to replace those fittings, one of them is leaking. ANSWER:: The leak discussed above could involve both in and out fittings on the pump or it could be a leaking pump seal or a loose pump lid or lid gasket. The probable cause of this leak at the fittings is that the pump ran dry at some point in time causing the PVC fittings to become hot and shrink. Pressure testing of the return lines involves plugging those lines at the pool and and pump. The people who do this sort of thing have a tool or tools to insert in the system and introducing air into those lines monitoring pressure loss in each particular line through a process of elimination. K
I have bubbles in my salt water pool. It happen after I used algue produce
you may be sucking in air at the pump or pittings aroung the pump I.E. valves ect with bad o-rings. If there are any air leaks on around the pump cover due to bad o-ring seal ectt. this will suck in air and blow it back into pool through return lines. If you have a see through cover on your pump, if there is any air sucking in, you will likely see air bubbles. If there are no air leaks anywhere in the plumbing the water under the see through cover should be clear. Also cracks in your pipes from skimmer or main drain can often cause air to get in your system as well as cause difficult start up of pump.
Aerate the water: pump lots of small air bubbles into it.
Is it taking air as well, if it is stop the air from getting into the system
There might be air bubbles in the actual pump. You might have to remove it, shake it so the bubbles can get out of there, fill it slowly and reinstall it.
Air bubbles remaining in the system
You can run a heat pump at night as long as the ambient air temperature is over 45 or 50 degrees. The lower the air temperature the less efficient the heat pump. Heat pumps convert energy from the surrounding air into heat for the pool. the warmer the ambient air temperature surrounding the heat pump the more energy efficient the heat pump is. Running your heat pump during the day is more efficient, than running the heat pump at night. Keeping a solar blanket on the pool when ever you are not swimming will help you maintain your pool heat.
check for air leakes if not remove pool pump and run by self and se if it is sucking air
Make sure you are getting a clear flow of water to the pump. If there are bubbles there may be a leak in the pipes before the pump. the air that can get into the pump this way may cause it to partially loose prime explaining the low pressure. To clarify things a bit. The pool pump is the smaller unit on the equipment pad that has a motor attached to a "pump pot" usually having a clear see thru lid. The filter is the large tank next to the pump. There could be debris in the pump basket and impeller thus reducing the flow of water. This can also cause the pump to cavitate - inducing air into the system. The in and out fittings on the pump could also be loose. The pump seal could be leaking. The skimmer could also be sucking air into the lines. All or some of the above in any combination can be the root of your problems. And did you adjust the impeller to specs? You may have to re do the motor installation using all new parts. ---o-rings, gaskets, pump seal ( you have to use the pump seal specific to that particular pump. And have you checked the plumbing fittings into and out of the pump for a secure fit. If they are loose you then can get air induced into the pump at those locations. Replace those fittings if needed.
To remove the air bubbles, open the stopcock and the air bubbles will remove
Air is getting in to the system somewhere. Check to see if your vacuum hose hase a hole in it. Check the pump strainer lid o-ring, is it lubed propely, cracked or dry rotted?