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    Is one skimmer sufficient for my pool?

    Got a quote from a PB that only includes one skimmer. Is that sufficient for the following pool?

    32x18 - 3.5ft/5.5ft/3.5ft freeform - 1 skimmer, 4 returns, 2 main drains

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    Re: Is one skimmer sufficient for my pool?

    I would want two skimmers. One at each end of the prevailing winds. I didn't speak to any builders that only did one.


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    Re: Is one skimmer sufficient for my pool?

    One will handle that size pool easy enough. Just place it in the center of the wall on the downwind prevailing wind side.
    Divin Dave,
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    Re: Is one skimmer sufficient for my pool?

    My experience with having a pool that uses a single skimmer is that I wish I had more skimmers to keep up with the leaves the two times a year I have to deal with them. Having only one seems to require constant maintenance. While having two wouldn't reduce the amount of leaves, it would reduce the frequency of urgent cleanings...
    Main Pool: Cl Rectangular Pool/Spa Combo (same height) // Jandy RS8 Controller w/iAquaLink // Jandy VS Flow Pro Pump + Booster // Jandy Heater // Jandy DE Filter // 9,000 Gallons
    Vacation Pool: NaCl Rectangular Pool/Spa Combo (elevated spa) // Jandy RS4 Controller w/iAquaLink // Jandy Stealth Pump (Converted to 2hp 2-Speed) + Booster // Jandy Heater // Jany DE Filter // 9,000 Gallons

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    Re: Is one skimmer sufficient for my pool?

    If you're the type of person who checks skimmers daily then go for it. I have 2 and the one closest to my neighbor's trees gets overburdened early in the season. I was emptying a heaping basket every 1-2 days. If it was my only skimmer I would have had trouble.
    Geebot
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    30K gal, InGround Plaster Finish, 3.5'-9.5', Maytronics S300 Cleaner

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    Re: Is one skimmer sufficient for my pool?

    My pool is smaller than yours, 18'x19', and I have 2 skimmers and 6 returns.
    Marla
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    Re: Is one skimmer sufficient for my pool?

    I'd definitely want 2


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    Re: Is one skimmer sufficient for my pool?

    Thanks everyone. I am going to ask for 2

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