Has any one had trouble with the hayward skimmer installed on the ultra-frame pools? I have the wide-mouth skimmer installed.
Since the pool wall slopes in, the skimmer slopes up so that the water level at the back of the skimmer is much less than the water level at the front. This means that, unless the pool is full almost to the top of the skimmer, the weir door can get stuck because the water is so low at the back of the skimmer. Then the pump starts sucking air.
I have about 1" of leeway in my water fill between too high to skim and to low to push the weir door down. Needless to say, it is very difficult to maintain this with 1" of evaporation per day here in the desert.
Any one else have this problem?
I'm thinking of installing another drain so that if the skimmer won't drain, the pump won't run dry.