The skimmer is here, made one more trip to Lowe's for what I hope is the last PVC fitting I will need. (yeah right)
Got two of the custom fitting made up today. Here is a photo of the "before" with some lines drawn to show planned placement for skimmer and pvc plumbing.
1. Skimmer placement
2. Utilize existing return
Black lines indicate there I am planning to place cutoff valves
Do I need to run the PVC down to the ground or is it ok to run straight from the pump over to the pool and up to the skimmer and return?
Wasn't sure if it needed to go to the ground for stability. The fountain is 3/4" pvc reduced from the 1 1/2" return line.
I am hoping for and welcoming any advice or input as to the pro's and con's of my proposed setup.
Thanks in advance for your help. Can't wait to get started. Will post progress photos as we go.