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    skimmer

    hi

    what is the purpose of the flapper door on the skimmer box? 1st summer with pool so my turn fo a stupid question

    thanks
    gary

    thanks
    gary

    24ft x 54" aquasphere mission agp, cartridge filter, 1.5 hp hayward, TF-100, BBB method, pool install July 2010

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    Re: skimmer

    Its to stop debris from floating back into the pool when the pump is not running.
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    Re: skimmer

    It also creates a stronger flow at the top of the water to promote better skimming action.

    And on mine, if it's not there the skimmer creates a vortex and sucks in air.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: skimmer

    thanks
    gary
    thanks
    gary

    24ft x 54" aquasphere mission agp, cartridge filter, 1.5 hp hayward, TF-100, BBB method, pool install July 2010

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