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    Skimmer and return location.

    I am building a 15x30 oval. One side of the pool has trees and very tall shrubs the other side nothing. I have ordered a second through wall skimmer. I was wondering what the best placement for the skimmers and returns would be. Anybody with any experience with this? I will also have 2 bottom drains centered where the flat sides starts. Any input on this would also be appreciated.
    No pool yet. Installing a partially buried Swim-n-Play 15 x 30 above ground.

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    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: Skimmer and return location.

    With that size pool, probably one skimmer will do and you always want to put the skimmer downwind. Just keep in mind that adding a second skimmer will reduce the skimming capability of both skimmers. There is a little more flexibility with the returns but more or less opposite the skimmers is usually a good idea. If the returns are too close to the returns the flow rate past the skimmers might be too fast.
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