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Thread: Should I plug the second hole in the skimmer box or unplug the outlet?

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    Should I plug the second hole in the skimmer box or unplug the outlet?

    I have two holes in the skimmer box and an outlet that is plugged which is below the skimmer box. I don't have a drain so what is the purpose of the second hole and outlet? Should I plug the second hole or unplug the outlet?
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    Re: Should I plug the second hole in the skimmer box or unplug the outlet?

    That is an equalizer pipe, it is used to allow water to flow to the pump if the skimmer gets blocked or the water level drops too low.
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    Re: Should I plug the second hole in the skimmer box or unplug the outlet?

    So I should take the plug out of the outlet to let it do it's job?
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    Re: Should I plug the second hole in the skimmer box or unplug the outlet?

    Sure, no reason not to.
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