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    Adding a filter

    Our pool's water is filtered from the main drain only. The skimmer water is not filtered and feeds the in floor cleaning system. I use skimmer socks to help "filter" the water that ends up back in the pool via the nozzles.

    Would it be practical to install a filter in the skimmer's plumbing circuit? I think that as much "dirty" water enters the skimmer as does the main drain. So adding a filter should clean the water faster as both the skimmer and maindrain pumps are on at the same time. Any opinions or filter suggestions would be appreciated.
    16K gallon, Pebble tec, beach entry. Two 1 hp Pentair Whisperflos. One for Paramount MDX2 main drain, Paramount debris canister, and Pentair CCP 520 filter. One for skimmer w/sock and Paramount PCC2000 in floor cleaner. 3/4 hp Pentair Pinnacle for waterfall. Fiberstars fiber optic pool lighting. Aqua-Logic AQL-P-4 control panel with wired remote in the house. SWCG system that is not used. Ultra-Pure Ozonator that is not used.

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    May 2007
    South Central NJ

    Re: Adding a filter

    It would be better to attach the skimmer and drain to the pump with a filter on it using a 3 port valve.

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