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    WATER LEVEL

    is there any problem to be concerned about if i keep the water level high say above skimmer i like a deeper water level but do not want to damage anything pump ,filter etc
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    Re: WATER LEVEL

    Not really. As long as it is not over the skimmer door. If it is you will not be skimming the surface like it should.
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    Re: WATER LEVEL

    well i am not really worried about the skimmer because i installed a poolskim marvelous product since i have put the pool skim in the main skimmer basket stays clean 90% of the time .
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    Re: WATER LEVEL

    I've left it over the skimmer for a day or two when we've had heavy rain. Other than water flowing out the top of the skimmer, I don't think anything else is different. As long as it's skimming anything floating off the top I don't worry about it being too high, it's probably 1/2" from the top (of the opening).
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    Re: WATER LEVEL

    i was wanting to fillit as high as i could which would be over the skimmer would this cause a problem
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    Re: WATER LEVEL

    It will not skim the top of the water and just suck water into the pump.

    We've never had a member that I know of want to intentionally do this. It shouldn't, as far as I know, hurt anything but it certainly renders the *skimmer* useless.
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    Re: WATER LEVEL

    i just like a deeper water level i can probably raise it 3-4 inches . since putting in the poolskim my actual pool skimmer stays clean
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    Re: WATER LEVEL

    Just curious... does the bottom of the pool get dirtier than let's say a normal water level n skimming action or have you just started this experiment?
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    Re: WATER LEVEL

    i have not raised the level yet . but pool now is very clean on bottom i have a mirage automatic cleaner i use i will raise it today and see what happens over the next week just wanted to make sure it would not cause any problems with the pump and filter
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    Re: WATER LEVEL

    Most agp skimmers wont let you raise the level much above the opening. Mine will allow about 1/2 inch above the skimmer opening before draining the pool out of the top of the skimmer access. The problem with letting the pool consistently drain there can be localized erosion that can affect the walls. So just before rain or when it is raining, draining the pool through the plumbing will help protect against this. Other than that, there should be no problem letting the water level get up there since you skimming is still performed with the poolskim.
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    Re: WATER LEVEL

    It's been awhile since I've had a pool that I completely forgot about that linen! You're absolutely correct!
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    Re: WATER LEVEL

    thx a lot guys we will try it and see tonight i will let you guys know how it go"s
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