Ask the Expert: I put a new Torpedo Pac® in my FROG Leap® Infuzer® but when I test my water my Free Chlorine level is zero!
You probably have an air lock. It’s an easy fix.
Somehow, when changing your Torpedo Pac an air bubble got into the system. When that happens the only place for an air bubble to go is into the Torpedo Pac. And when there’s an air bubble in the Torpedo Pac it prevents chlorine erosion.
To get the air bubble out:
- Turn the pump off.
- Remove the Torpedo Pac from the Infuzer. You’ll see that it is dry.
- Submerge the Torpedo Pac completely in your pool.
- Hold the Torpedo Pac under water until it fills entirely with water and no bubbles occur.
- No worries – this will not cause premature chlorine erosion; the chlorine erosion process is slow, and this will not accelerate it.
- Remove the Torpedo Pac from the water, replace it in your Infuzer.
- Turn the pump on.
- Test your water again to determine Free Chlorine Level.
You can prevent air locks!
To prevent an air lock in your system, take the steps above whenever you put in a new Torpedo Pac. Think of this as priming the Torpedo Pac.
Why does an Air Lock Happen?
We don’t know when or why – we know it can happen once every 10 years, or even every time you change your Torpedo Pac. It’s an uncontrollable variable with a pressurized system, but easy to fix.