Do I have a suction line leak?

martakeithJune 12, 2012

Hi, this relates to my earlier post on my gray water in my SPA. Turns out, it's not gray, just has a million little air bubbles in it when I turn the POOL heater on (interestingly, not when I put it into spa mode and turn the SPA heater on - though they do share the same equipment). I found this on TFP.com but am not having any luck getting anyone there to weigh in. Do any of the experts out there have any thoughts? Thanks!! Marta

You notice many air bubbles mixing with the water coming out of the return jets...

Probably means that there is a suction line leak, usually under or by the skimmers. You could try digging down and see what you can see, but we suggest contacting a local pool professional to repair something like this.

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poolguynj

Do you have ozone?

Scott

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 7:48PM
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martakeith

Hi Scott, no ozone. We have a swg. The spa is raised 1 foot and shares the pool equipment. Thanks in advance for your thoughts, Marta

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 9:16PM
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cascade

Do you still get the bubbles when your salt chlorine generator is turned off? A suction leak generally pushes big air bubbles, and there's air visible in your H/L pot.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 10:11PM
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martakeith

Hi Cascade, I will have to shut it off and see. Also, forgive me but what is an H/L pot and how would I be able to tell if there is air in it? Thanks! Marta

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 4:48PM
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cascade

H/L = hair and lint pot, just the basket on your pump. If you have a suction leak you should be seeing air in there.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 9:59PM
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cascade

Is the spa closer to the equipment than the pool?

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 10:00PM
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martakeith

Hi Cascade, yes - the spa is attached, but it is closest to the equipment. Also, I see 2 "bubbles" that are probably air in the H/L pot, but not tiny ones or anything that appears unusual (to my very untrained eye!). I'll have to turn the swg off tonight to see if the bubbles remain. thanks for your help!! Marta

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 3:41PM
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