Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Skimmer Location

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Northern Illinois
    Posts
    116

    Skimmer Location

    We are having a 27' above ground pool installed this week (thanks everyone for the advice in picking out the pool) and I have a question.......is it essential that the skimmer is located downwind? The pool side closest to the house is the west side and we have prevailing west winds. It would be much easier to place the pump and filter on this side (less distance to run electricity). Thanks in advance!
    Wil-Bar 27'x54" Quest AGP
    Hayward 1HP Powerflo Pump
    Hayward 256 T Swimpro Sand Filter

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SouthWest Alabama
    Posts
    22,347

    Re: Skimmer Location

    In a round pool it doesn't make as much difference as in an odd shaped pool. While it's nice to have the skimmer downwind of the prevailing winds it's not a huge deal if it isn't. Careful aiming of the eyeball will take care of it. Ask me how I know??
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Northern Illinois
    Posts
    116

    Re: Skimmer Location

    Thanks Bama! Excuse my ignorance, but what is the eyeball you are refering to?
    Wil-Bar 27'x54" Quest AGP
    Hayward 1HP Powerflo Pump
    Hayward 256 T Swimpro Sand Filter

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SouthWest Alabama
    Posts
    22,347

    Re: Skimmer Location

    It's the moveable part of the return fitting.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •