I'm trying to figure out if what I'm experiencing in our pool is normal. Our goal with this pool was to learn over a few seasons before going for a larger "permanent" oval with deck. We have the extra maintenance kit that included the in-pool skimmer and vacuum. I have no difficulty with the vacuum, but the skimmer just didn't seem to work. All sorts of debris floating around that wouldn't get into the skimmer because the blue floating ring would be too high.
Yesterday at work I was talking with another AG owner who has a through the wall skimmer and she didn't understand how mine worked, so I showed her the Intex video. I said "see how their's just floats below the surface" and then the light bulb went off. I took off the puck filter used the black plug to cover the inlet and the blue ring sucked right down in the skimmer. So I'm guessing the filter is not powerful enough to pull from both inlets. I thought I got an ungraded pump with my package but maybe it was just upgraded to a sand filter.
So my questions are:
Is this what I should expect with the pump for this pool? and,
Is there any issue with just running the skimmer only and not the second inlet?
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