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Thread: PoolSkim and skimming

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    tcat's Avatar
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    May 2012
    Austin, TX

    PoolSkim and skimming

    I've read some good reviews on this product. A question somewhat related.... I have a dedicated pressure line/booster pump for my retired pressure side cleaner. I was thinking of piping that directly into other return line and using it as the supply for a PoolSkim. This is piped with much smaller pipe (1" I think), will this make the Poolskim work better because it will likely be higher velocity? The return is in a good spot for a secondary skimmer (opposite the main skimmer and downwind).

    Question #2. Can you buy 90 degree fittings that will connect to existing returns (instead of ball joints)? I can only direct the return water at about 45 degrees. I think if all could be set at 90 degrees, the water would rotate all the crud to the skimmer much faster.
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    Jul 2010
    Antelope, CA

    Re: PoolSkim and skimming

    I love my PoolSkim (and need to finish up my thread) but one issue I see is that the PoolSkim is made in South Africa with 50 MM metric fittings. You may have to make some custom fittings to adapt. The PS attaches to the return fitting using an adapter fitting that threads onto the return fitting.

    The adapter to the PS is a US return fitting faceplate (1.75 inch) glued to a male 50MM union tail piece.

    As for velocity, my pump puts so much water into the PS that it spun on the fitting and I needed to tighten the fitting. The suction created by the PS can be huge. I am looking to add a fitting to control/manage the flow into the PS.
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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