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Thread: PoolSkim and returns

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    Oct 2010
    Houston, TX

    PoolSkim and returns

    I have 5 returns in my pool, and in order for me to use the PoolSkim, do I need to block 4 of them and install the PoolSkim in the 5th? And will that affect pump efficiency?

    My last question is does the PoolSkim work well with the pump on low flows?
    15k gunite pool. Intelliflo VF. Autopilot SWG.
    2k separate spa with waterfall (ie: pain in the rear maintaining a separate body of water). 2HP Hayward Tristar pump.

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: PoolSkim and returns

    You should be able to hook the PoolSkim up to one return and leave the others alone. If the pump is being run on a very slow speed you might need to block one or two returns or turn up the pump speed, but the chance are reasonably good that it will work even at low speed without any special adjustments.
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