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    Skimmer and pool level question

    My PB plumbed in a 1" PVC pipe in the back of my skimmer as a water release to keep pool from over flowing. I don't know if this is common practice or not. I think the pipe is about an inch to low, and lets to much water out when splashing in the pool My question is can I plug it up and raise the pool level to within a inch of the top of skimmer? I know large leafs may not get through, but everything else will. Will this affect the skimming in any other way? I do realize that I will need to remove the plug before any rains, or I am out of town. Thanks!
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    Re: Skimmer and pool level question

    can you get to the back of the pipe where it comes out to drain? If so how about a ball valve there instead of a plug then you don't have to worry about the plug coming out.
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    Re: Skimmer and pool level question

    Pipe comes out in the yard about 10' from concrete. I'd probably run over the valve with riding mower. I have it plugged in side the skimmer now.
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    Re: Skimmer and pool level question

    Yes, that is fine to do. Once the water level is close to the top of the weir the velocity into the skimmer will drop and it won't be as efficient skimming debris.
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