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    Adjusting Skimmer Suction

    Hi Guys - I have two hayward inground skimmers and (no surprise) the one furthest from the pump does not get as much suction. Is there any way to regulate this, so that the suction is even in both?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Adjusting Skimmer Suction

    Are they plumbed to the same suction line at the pad? ... assuming they are otherwise you would have adjusted the valves at the pad.

    Do you have skimmer float valves in them under your basket? One option would be to add one to the high flow skimmer and use it to restrict the suction possibly adding more suction to the far one ... although it will likely restrict the near one more than helping the far one.
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    Re: Adjusting Skimmer Suction

    Thanks for the quick response!!

    They are plumbed together. I'll check out getting a skimmer float valve... Thanks for the suggestion!

    Dan
    17'x36' Freeform (Omni/Gemini shape) Polymer Vinyl Liner Pool; Made by Hydra Pools; 6' Water Depth; Cantilever Concrete Stamped Coping; 8' Radius White Step; 8' White Cozy Cove with 6 Jets; 1.5 HP Pentair Whisperflow 2-Speed Pump; Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 420 Cartridge Filter; Kreepy Krauly Legend Pool Sweep; 2 Skimmers; 4 Returns; 2" Rigid PVC; Pentair 5G LED Light; Pacific Ultra Mesh Safety Cover; Pentair Intellichlor IC 40; 3 Deck Jets

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