Bubbles in Pump basket/intake area - Hayward Super Pump 1HP

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Bubbles in Pump basket/intake area - Hayward Super Pump 1HP

Postby LordX2 » Sat 11 Jun, 2011 19:11

Hey all, this is my first post here, so thanks in advance for any advice and information given to this pool noob.

I just got a new Hayward 1HP Super Pump to replace my existing 3/4hp Hayward pump.

I had to hook up the pump in an 'interesting' manor to get everything to fit right.

The lady at the pool store warned me REPEATEDLY about having air bubbles in the basket area (intake area) of this pump and how this could cause serious issues.

I hooked it up, wrenched the fittings in TIGHT, and began using the pump.

I notice small bubbles in that area - most the size of soda bubbles in a glass (some a little larger) - but no POCKETS of air. The basket/intake area is 99% full of water.

Is this something to worry about?

Also - the pump makes a continuous noise while pumping, but if I listen closely, I hear a faint wah-wah-wah oscillation noise. Is this normal as well?

Any tips are GREATLY appreciated - I just got a new liner put into this in-ground pool, and I want to make sure everything goes RIGHT!

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