We are purchasing a home with an IG pool that is empty and needs minor repairs. It has a pcc2000 in floor cleaning system, mdx debris system, waterfall.
We are moving from a home with a pool which I have done all the maintenance and chems. Has basic pump, skimmer, suction cleaner equipment. Hayward.
New home pool has Pentair and paramount equipment. 2 whisperflow pumps for filter and cleaner, pinnacle for WF.
The skimmer weir is missing. I did find a float valve that should go in the skimmer. (not in the skimmer when I found it) My research determined that the skimmer float valve works only when the water level becomes too low. (below skimmer inlet). Old pool did not have/need.
Is a weir always needed in a skimmer? Or, are there circumstances where it is removed?
Is there other uses for a skimmer float valve than preventing air suction in a low water situation? (Such as weir)
The new pool has an auto fill. I can't find a reason for the skimmer float valve being needed or a weir not being needed.
Thanks for any info!