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    satellite valve at the bottom of my skimmer

    What is the function of this piece of plastic at the bottom of my skimmer? How wide should I have the slider opened or closed? Thanks for any info!
    13K gal, inground, pebble, 3HP Pentair Intellipro VS pump, Sta-Rite System 3 cartridge filter, A&A infloor cleaning system, Taylor K2006 test kit. Build date 06/15.

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    Re: satellite valve at the bottom of my skimmer

    By closing the flap, it makes your pool main drain pull water. The float in the valve will drop down in case of low water level and also engage the drain and close off the skimmer, which can save you pump or piping damage.

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    Re: satellite valve at the bottom of my skimmer

    Oh, wow! Thanks for that information. I can close that flap while brushing the floor of my pool so the drain is pulling 100% and the debris will go into the filter. Thanks again.
    13K gal, inground, pebble, 3HP Pentair Intellipro VS pump, Sta-Rite System 3 cartridge filter, A&A infloor cleaning system, Taylor K2006 test kit. Build date 06/15.

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