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Thread: Skimmers & User Error

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    Jul 2011
    Memphis, TN

    Skimmers & User Error

    Our pool has two skimmers (right and left) and a main bottom drain. These are controlled by three valves. Another valve controls the vacuum. We don't have any clue how to make the skimmers skim. They have round baskets like these: ... basket.jpg that the water and skimmings are supposed to be sucked into. There is just enough suction to make stuff float into the opening, but not enough to keep it there. I do not see where a Skimmer Weir would have ever been attached to prevent stuff from flowing back into the pool...

    Can anyone suggest things we need to know and do to make the equipment work? We'd like to figure it out before we close the pool for the winter. (We closed the first of October last year - My girls like it cold! :P )
    30,000 gallon, IG vinyl pool; Sand filter; No idea about pump size or filter flow rate. I'll ask Mr. Handsome!
    We're still newbies, though we moved to this house 3 summers ago...
    We've been responding to the pool, but want to master it! :)
    I've committed partial Crepe Murder on our neighbors trees. They hang over the fence and our pool. :(

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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Skimmers & User Error

    Can you post a picture of the mouth of the skimmer?
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