Hello all, I have a 26K gallon pool with which I am having problems keeping the surface clean. Debris seems to float around, but not make it into the skimmer the way you would think it should. The pool shape is basically 2 circles with the larger 20ft across and the smaller 16ft across. The one side is straight and the other is like a kidney joining the 2 circles. The skimmer is in the deep end half way in the 20ft circle. There is one jet beside the skimmer the other is in the shallow end on the opposite side on the smaller 16ft circle. I am running a 3/4 hp motor with 1 1/2 inch lines. The pool used to have a 1 hp pump, but I replaced it when the kreepy krauly wouldn't work because the pool had to much suction. Even with the reducer on the kreepy it was too much and the kreepy would wize around the pool in about 10 seconds. I have been running the 3/4 hp now for about 4 years and it works great. No more leaking at the gasket and the pool no longer gets green. But it does not skim properly. There is debris in the skimmer, but there is always some on the waters suface and with the birch trees in the area its a mess.
Would adding more jets help this? Can this be retrofitted? Can I add another skimmer. Of course I would like to do all of this without destryoing the liner which I had replaced 2 years ago.