Hi. Sorry for the silly newbie question. I have two skimmers in my pool-- shallow end and deep end. I think the pool guy showed me that the shallow end skimmer already has one plug/rubber weight in it when you take the basket out. The other hole is free in that skimmer.
I now need to vacuum the pool manually. Do I put the second weight that he gave me in the second hole in the shallow end and connect the vacuum hose to the deep end skimmer, or put the second plug in the deep end skimmer and put the hose in the deep end skimmer?
Also, if I am vacuuming up a bunch of leaves, do those go directly into the basket that is just before the pump since I am bypassing the skimmers? I thought that basket was a "last resort" to catch things before debris gets into the pump? Or is it OK and that is what it's designed for when vacuuming?