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    Through wall skimmer basket??????????

    Hello I recently added the widemouth through the wall skimmer from Hydropools. I am curiuos what everyone else is doing for catching the debri in the basket. One problem is the basket only catches large debri and the rest of it just goes through the pump which doesn't seem good to me another when pumps not running then all the debri that it does catch just floats back into the pool. Also what is being done to catch the dirt in the strainer when you run the pool cleaner to keep from having to back wash so much the original over the wall skimmer would catch alot more fine particals since it had a fabric bag and it all stayed inside the skimmer which seemed better.
    18' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame, Intex Sand filter 2650gph pump with saltwater generator,lady bug automatic vaccum cleaner, Hydropools wide mouth skimmer, all hard plumbed 1.5" PVC

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    Re: Through wall skimmer basket??????????

    Quote Originally Posted by edavis
    I am curiuos what everyone else is doing for catching the debri in the basket.
    There are skimmer basket socks sold, but many on here use a large ladies knee high stocking.

    How often are you having to backwash? Are you sure there is not a low level algae problem...I would think that is more likely then "big stuff" plugging your filter.
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    Re: Through wall skimmer basket??????????

    Well I guess I didn't state that correctly I am assuming since alot more debri will be getting through everything into the sand filter that I will have to backwash more often. I have only had this skimmer setup for two weeks. I tried the knee high thing and it did catch alot but still have the issue that awhen the pump goes off everything in the basket just starts floating out of basket/skimmer back into pool
    18' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame, Intex Sand filter 2650gph pump with saltwater generator,lady bug automatic vaccum cleaner, Hydropools wide mouth skimmer, all hard plumbed 1.5" PVC

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    Re: Through wall skimmer basket??????????

    When you say basket, which one are you referring too, the one in a skimmer or the one in the pump?
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    Re: Through wall skimmer basket??????????

    I'm guessing this skimmer doesn't have a weir/door on the opening that closes when the pump is off which is why the gunk floats back out when the pump is off?? If that's the case then I'm not quite sure what to suggest as I do not know what a solution would be off the top of my head. Some one surely will have some idea.

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    Re: Through wall skimmer basket??????????

    Yup. Sounds like your skimmer did not include the weir ... which seems pretty odd???
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    Re: Through wall skimmer basket??????????

    Yes I am talking about the one in the skimmer. It does have a weir/door that moves back and forth but it does not seal just a hard flapper that can move from inside the bskimmer to outside into the pool.
    18' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame, Intex Sand filter 2650gph pump with saltwater generator,lady bug automatic vaccum cleaner, Hydropools wide mouth skimmer, all hard plumbed 1.5" PVC

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    Re: Through wall skimmer basket??????????

    There should be a stop that prevents the weir from swinging into the pool ... it should stay in the skimmer.
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    Re: Through wall skimmer basket??????????

    I will look at it closer but I know it does swing both ways. When we tried the knee high thing we first put it around the basket but found that it sucked into the pump strainer so we moved it to the inside of skimmer basket and of course it it was not much of a basket just kinda stretched over the basket opening any suggestions on how that trick is supposed to actually be to work.
    18' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame, Intex Sand filter 2650gph pump with saltwater generator,lady bug automatic vaccum cleaner, Hydropools wide mouth skimmer, all hard plumbed 1.5" PVC

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    Re: Through wall skimmer basket??????????

    My agp does not have a stop (all the agp skimmers I have seen do not). I just make sure I empty my basket when I stop my pump.
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    Re: Through wall skimmer basket??????????

    Well that just seems silly to not have a stop to keep the weir from letting the dirt out.
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    Re: Through wall skimmer basket??????????

    I will look at mine tonight...it may have something to do with it being a widemouth with a very short throat. With that said, I am not on a timer, so just before I turn off the pump I always check/empty the basket...I could see this being a problem with a timer.
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