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    Skimmer Question

    I have two skimmers. When I opened up the pool I pulled the plugs out. In front of where the plugs screw in that I removed (the tall plugs that kind of look like a liter bottle) there is another plug. On both skimmers this plug is still in place.

    Should it be?
    30,000 gallons, Hayward S244T Sand Filter; 160 lpm, WhisperFlo; 1HP, IG, vinyl

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    Re: Skimmer Question

    do you have a main drain that's connected to the skimmer(s)?
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    Re: Skimmer Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    do you have a main drain that's connected to the skimmer(s)?
    Not quite sure what you mean but I have 3 valves leading into the pump. L and R skimmer and main drain.

    There are two ports or holes in both skimmer boxes. The ones furthest from the pool are open and the ones closest are plugged with a flat square slot plug.

    The problem I have is I run a Kreepy Krauly (came with the pool) and I assume I would have to plug the hole in the skimmer every time I run the KK. Not that this is a big deal.
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    Re: Skimmer Question

    You answered my question. You do have a MD but it has it's own piping back to the pad. Don't remove the plugs. They stop up the holes that don't go anywhere.
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    Re: Skimmer Question

    Great. Thanks Bama!
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