Bubbles coming out of my pool return line

Why Do I Keep Getting Bubbles In My Jets?

Everybody loves a bubble bath, show me a person who doesn’t and I’ll show you a liar. Bubbles are fun but for pool owners bubbles represent a time for panic. For us, bubbles are no longer the sign of fun in the sun and frolicking, they are a harbinger of doom. Ok, that was a little excessive but you get the point. A stream of bubbles is a sign of the unwanted presence of air within our pool’s plumbing system. This air is likely the cause of a sucking air leak from a pump, union or diverter gasket. The leaks and the air pockets they form will lower water pressure and greatly decrease the capacity of our filter system. (more…)

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What is a spider gasket?

What Is a Spider Gasket?

Besides having the coolest name in the world of gaskets, this spoked piece of rubber helps our water move where we want, when we want it. The spider gasket is the main diverter seal within your pool’s multiport valve. For homeowners with diatomaceous earth (D.E.) or sand filters, we know the multiport valve as “that thing with the handle”. When we turn the handle on the valve we select Filter, Backwash, or Rinse, and the spider valve is the part making sure water does not lose its way to your desired destination.   (more…)

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Fix your Pool Leak

Will Marlig Fix-a-Leak Work for Me?

Panic! at the Pool

Your pool is leaking more water than a screen door on a submarine but you have not the foggiest idea where it is going. Your first suspect evaporation rate, the next idea is a leaky pump and the third is a cracked pipe.  No matter the cause, the thing front of mind is how light will this make your wallet. If you own a pool long enough, this situation will likely pop up.  And as worrisome as a few hundred gallons of wandering water may be, there are simpler solutions than a costly plumber visit.  This is why we bring to you Marlig’s Fix-A-Leak, a one stop shop of pipe plugging power.  This blended concentrate of crack sealant, seeks out the faults in your system and stops them cold in their tracks. (more…)

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