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Thread: Cleaner On means turn Skimmer Off?

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    Mar 2009
    Charlotte, NC

    Cleaner On means turn Skimmer Off?

    My running setup, without a cleaner on, is a floor drain & skimmer equally open by way of the jandy valve.
    I have a Cleaner return that can operate either a Polaris (a floor cleaner essentially) or PoolSkim ( a surface cleaner like a skimmer)

    When you guys operate either one of these cleaners, do you shut off the skimmer, or partially shut off the skimmer, or do you leave the Skimmer & floor drain equally open?

    19,800 gallons (closed/winter 18,654 gal); plaster; 18x34 Ft kidney bean shape, Depth 3Ft-5Ft. Built 1992
    Pentair Whisper Flow Pump 1HP. Winter safety cover w anchors.
    Sand filter, Pentair Sand Dollar Top Mount Model SD80; Effective Filtration Area 3.5SF
    - FlowRate 75GPM, 8Hr 36,000, 10Hr 45,000, 12Hr 54,000; Pressure Weight 50PSI
    BBB (Hayward Chlorinator when leave town). Polaris 360 cleaner.

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    CUTiger78's Avatar
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    May 2009

    Re: Cleaner On means turn Skimmer Off?

    When I run my Polaris 380, a return-side cleaner with it's own dedicated pump, I leave the skimmers & floor drain fully open.

    If you're running a suction-side cleaner, like the Polaris 360, I don't know what you'd do. Never had one.
    36K gallon 42X22 gunite/plaster kidney-shaped IG;
    1 hp Hayward Super Pump (new in 2012);
    Hayward S244T sand filter w/ Zeosand (both new in 2009);
    175K BTU LAARS Lite2 LG natural gas heater; Polaris 380;
    TF-100 test kit.

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    fofa's Avatar
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    Sep 2008
    Houston, TX

    Re: Cleaner On means turn Skimmer Off?

    My drain and skimmer share a return somehow (underground, pool came with house). My valve adjust water flow between the suction port and the skimmer/drain. I adjust the valve so my cleaner is working at the proper suction. The skimmer/drain get whatever is left.
    30,000 Gallons, Hayward C5030 cartridge filter, IG, Plaster, SWG

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