I have searched and read pool school, but I didn't see the answers to these questions. I'm sorry, but my pool builder got very sick before we got the in house "pool school" they offer, so I know nothing about the valves and settings or how to make changes. I have left them the way they were set.
I have one valve for the both main drains and I have a valve for each side skimmer (2). I also have a dedicated line for Polaris 280.
1. One of my skimmers is a little sluggish compared to the other one. What could cause this? Should I change valve settings? Are all valves usually completley open? Should I try and clean something other than the basket? Could on of the holes in the bottom be obstructed? How much is enough water flow through the skimmers?
2. If I want to push dirt down to the main drain, is it okay to turn the skimmer valves completely off to get more suction to the main drains?
3. Should I make changes to the valve settings when I run the dedicated line to the Polaris?
4. Is there something I should watch for or avoid to keep from doing damage to pump, cleaner, pipes, etc?
Thank you! again and again,