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    New skimmer install question

    So I'm getting a new skimmer during a remodel and my PB put a extended throat in today instead of setting it back so now the opening at the skimmer will be flush with the wall instead of a tapered opening with concrete, is there any difference, I would assume I would get more skimming action of the skimmer is set Back and built up as a V for the entryway, Did I loose you guys?
    It's not too late to have him change.
    Here's a pick of what I mean.

    Am I being ocd? Opinions wanted please.

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    Re: New skimmer install question

    Someone else can speak to the physics and water tension/speed, but I will say I get some leaves that stick on the cover/surround that would likely not with a 45 degree throat. That said, doesn't kill me either.
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    Re: New skimmer install question

    Well it's like a wide mouth Skimmer, I like it, have one...
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    Re: New skimmer install question

    I guess there was a reason for him to narrow down the opening, right? What was it?
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    Re: New skimmer install question

    Idk the one he took out was this, I should of told him what I wanted but never thought about it as I was obsessed more with the cracks. This was the old one so he just replaced what I had, hindsight should I have him rip it out now while the pool is empty and under repair, whatcha think?
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    Re: New skimmer install question

    Ask him. He may have had a good reason for doing so. If he did, I would leave it. Looks like he did a pretty nice job.

    Technically, not much difference that I can think of.
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