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    2nd skimmer

    I am entertaining the idea of adding a 2nd skimmer to the 18x34 I have going in soon. It just seems like alot of pool for one skimmer.

    My pump is a Powerline 1.5 HP (Doughboy) with a 24" sand filter. My PB told me it would cost an extra 900 if they did it because I would need a 2nd filter/pump.

    My idea was to put my filter/pump equal distance between the two (on either end of the pool) and plumbing them to a "Y" and then to the pump. Will that work or will I need a strong pump and maybe bigger diameter pipe from the "Y" to the pump? Or, do I actually need a second pump/filter?
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    Re: 2nd skimmer

    Nobody? I searched but didn't find anything.
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    Re: 2nd skimmer

    Sorry, no answer here, but I am very intersted in what the pros will eventually provide.
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    Re: 2nd skimmer

    If you arrange the skimmer on the downwind side, one skimmer is plenty. However if you want to add an additional one, I'd place one on the side and the other on the end. Then I'd place the return between them
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    Re: 2nd skimmer

    You think I will need a 2nd pump/filter? I guess my main worry is if a single 1.5 HP pump will have enough pull to run them both. Its a Doughboy pool and they don't even make an option for a 2nd skimmer so maybe I am just overkilling?
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    Re: 2nd skimmer

    One pump will be more than enough even for 2 skimmers. You really don't need two skimmers on that pool.
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    Re: 2nd skimmer

    That is what I was looking for. I will let them set it up for 1. If it starts to be an issue I can always add it later.
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