So I am still learning a lot in a crash course on pool care. I have been browsing other threads and trying to find things I need and need to do that I didn't know.
Anyway, I see mention of timers a lot on skimmers and filters? So basically I plugged my pump, skimmer into the wall and just let it run. Now I see some saying timers are used and I thought that might help but then again what is the theory or thought behind this. One of the problems I am having is since I have round pool and a round solar blanket. it pretty much sits there and spins as fast as the water does. Also the return has a pretty good force, so yeah my water is swirling pretty good my solar blanket spins about 10 rpm around the pool. Also the force of the return tends to blow the edges up on my solar blanket. So would putting a timer on this help. If so what is the rule of thumb? Like how long do you run your skimmer?
This is inside the pool you can see how far the solar cover gets blown back.
Outside view, this is the pump and skimmer and my inspector.