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General question, when the pump stops, there appears to be air leaking in around the cover seal. I can see air bubbles appearing at the rim. This is a new unit and I have greased the oring. Is this normal?

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Usually if the o ring is leaking you might actually hear the air as it leaks into the pump. If that's not the case you could have some other suction leak in your piping. If you have valves on your suction lines perhaps to select skimmer or main drain, check them for leaks. If you have a chlorinateor, check the hoses and fittings and it's lid. Any air getting into the system can show up in the lid as the water in the filter tries to return, continuing the vacuum till pressures are equalized.

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