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Thread: Warning to skimmer installers

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    Warning to skimmer installers

    So I made the mistake of installing my skimmer while my new pool was filling up. Everything was going great until I realized that the opposite end of the pool had a low spot on 1 corner which was causing the corner of my rectangular pool to dip a bit. The result is that I can only fill the pool so much and that max level is just barely above the bottom of the skimmer. ****!

    So the warning is, fill your pool to at least the bottom of where you want your skimmer so you KNOW that you will be able to fill it enough to actually use it. I jumped the gun on installing the skimmer and now have to live with it. I'll probably just install a 2nd skimmer and pretend the 1st doesn't exist.. *shrug*
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    Re: Warning to skimmer installers

    Just say the first one was for practice.

    All kidding aside good advice !!


    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: Warning to skimmer installers

    It's actually for a water based toss game that uses a fancy plastic goal that I installed on the side of the pool just above the water line! Just need to come up with something to toss that won't actually break the darn thing...
    --- Pool Status - Ice Cube
    18'x9'x52" Intex Rectangular Pool with Krystal Clear 2560gpm Sand Pump and Krystal Clear Salt Water System
    Hayward Skimmer with (2) 1 1/2" Hayward Returns
    16mil Klear Choice Solar Blanket

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    Re: Warning to skimmer installers

    OMG! THis would be my luck!

    Nice recovery though!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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