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How do you get air bubbles out of the pool pump?


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2015-07-15 19:11:36
2015-07-15 19:11:36

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.

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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.

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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).

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probably just air bubbles. probably just air bubbles. probably just some air bubbles.

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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.

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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.


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