Home & Garden Maintenance & Repairs

How to Find a Suction Air Leak On Your Pool Pump

Things You'll Need

Instructions

1

Fill a spray bottle three quarters of the way with moderately warm water.
2

Add one or two squirts of dish soap into the spray bottle. Tighten the spray bottle cap.
3

Spray the sudsy mixture on the inlet connections of the pool pump. Spray the mixture around the pump housing as well as the plumbing connections.
4

Watch the surface of the pump where your sprayed the mixture for bubbles starting to form. The formation of bubbles will identify air leaks. Use a grease marker to indicate where the air leak is occurring.

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