Finally got the pool up and filled in time for Labor Day weekend. Started filling almost a year to the day after we dissasembled from it's old home. This is my first pool with a skimmer and the water flow through it doesn't seem very strong. I have strong flow out of the return, ripples 1/3 of the way across the pool towards the right side with the eyeball angled up only slightly. We have a counterclockwise lazy river. When the pump is on the weir lays flat, when the pump is off it pops up and closes. The foam on the back appears old and somewhat crushed. Should there be any intermediate position between full down and full up? If I hold the weir up about an inch the flow across the top sure seems to be better. I'm wondering if I need a new weir or new foam on the weir? I have a spare weir with no foam on it and some packing foam I could attach to it, but thought I'd check here first.
This site is great, after the first year with a ring pool and much research here I gained the confidence to take on this pool build myself. After equipment and financial setbacks we're finally up and going. Still have backfill and landscaping to do, along with a deck build, all in due time.