Why am I getting air in my pool filter?

Why am I getting air in my pool filter?

Air bubbles in your pool mean that air is being sucked into the line on the suction side of the pump. It’s likely happening because of one of these issues: The pool water level is too low. The strainer pot lid isn’t on tight or its O-ring is loose/absent/compromised.

What happens if you get air in your pool pump?

If the pool pump is sucking air, then it may lose its priming. The pool pump can also overheat or cavitate. This is more common with in-ground pools. The function of a pool pump in in-ground pools is to pull water and distribute it through pool equipment into the pool.

When should I bleed the air in my pool filter?

When to Bleed Air from a Pool Filter. A pool filter should be bled of air each time air has been allowed into the system. That is, when the filter has been cleaned or opened or the pump basket has been cleaned. Another time to release and bleed the air is when the pressure is 5-10 psi higher than normal.

Where is the air relief valve on pool filter?

Run the filter and open the air relief valve on top of the filter. It is typically a small handle-like protrusion on the top of the filter near the pressure gauge. Listen for the hiss of air escaping from the valve.

Should bubbles come out of pool jets?

Do you see air bubbles shooting out of the return jets in your pool? As whimsical as it may look, it’s not a good thing. The return jets should be returning water to the pool. It’s a common problem, especially when you open your pool in the spring, and it has a simple cause: there’s air in the pool pump.

How do you Reprime a pool pump?

Priming your pool pump is important, but a relatively simple task.

  1. Turn off the pump.
  2. Switch to recirculate.
  3. Release air.
  4. Clean out the pump basket.
  5. Fill the pump basket.
  6. Once the pump basket is filled and tightened, make sure the air release valve is open and turn the power to the pump on.

Should air valve be open on pool pump?

To relieve air pressure in the tank, simply open the air relief valve upon turning on the system. Sometimes the problem can be with the filter gauge itself. You may notice excessive readings that suggest an issue with your system.

How do you get air out of an above ground pool pump?

Turn off the pump and then slowly open the lid to allow air escape from the pump and relieve pressure. Remove the strainer basket within the pump and clean out any debris, leaves or sticks that are inside. Rinse the strainer with a garden hose to ensure all dirt is removed.

How much air should be in a pool pump?

If anything could be considered “normal”, it would be about 10 psi. Most filter systems are designed to operate in the 5-15 or 10-20 psi range. The way to find out your particular correct pool filter pressure is to clean or backwash the filter thoroughly and empty the pump and skimmer baskets.

Where is air relief valve on pool filter?

Why is my pool pump losing suction?

There is an air leak (suction leak) in the underground pipe between the weir (skimmer box) and the pump, causing the swimming pool pump to lose pressure. The connector fitting at the weir or the pump could be loose or perished. The shaft seal in the pump could be cracked and leaking. The filter sand could be clogged.

Why are bubbles coming out of pool jets?

Low water levels in your pool cause the skimmer to suck in air instead of water. If the skimmer sucks in air, you’ll see air bubbles burst from the return jets down the line. In general, water levels need to be at least halfway up the skimmer.

Can a pool filter explode?

Pool filters do explode and can cause damage to property and serious injury or even death. Since 1982, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has recorded at least 23 incidents of pool filter explosions.

Why is my pool filter making gurgling noise?

Check for Air Leaks Air leaks in the pump can be caused by a cracked lid, bad seals, cracked or leaking pipes, incorrect pool water level, improper priming or air coming through the skimmer. Air leaks can lead to gurgling noises coming from your filter.

Why is my filter losing pressure?

It could be a clogged pump basket, impeller, pipe, or skimmer basket. It could also be a closed or broken valve before the pump. In some cases, the pump may have an air leak and is drawing in more air than water. This can reduce filter pressure (and filtration ability).