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    Skimmer Overflow built in?

    I remember hearing sometime ago that most if not all IG pools skimmers have a sort of built in overflow at the very top ring of the skimmer assembly that basically just allows excess water to flow into the gravel bed surrounding the outside area around the skimmer therefore allowing the water level to not ever reach the liner track at the very top??

    Any truth to this in anyway? Or do most folks not count on that (if true) when the rain water brings the level up high and just go ahead and pump it down to normal levels??

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    Re: Skimmer Overflow built in?

    The 2 pool I have had, did not have any built-in overflow. Not sure it is typical or not ... appears not where I am located.
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    Re: Skimmer Overflow built in?

    Humm...I have a local builder coming by this week to give a estimate on a liner replacement and some other things, I'll have to see what his past experience has been in this area....

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    Re: Skimmer Overflow built in?

    The skimmers I've seen include an overflow as you describe, but it's something that needs to be specifically plumbed (and a knockout removed from the skimmer body).

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    Re: Skimmer Overflow built in?

    I am buying a house that has that type of system. I don't know if it is by design or by accident though.
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