It seems that most pools have a suction port for vacuums and cleaning robots but mine just has the hole under the skimmer basket.
I want to get a suction-side pool cleaning robot and let it run most of the time, but I don't want to tie up the skimmer. I would think I could just add a valve on the line before the pump and attach the hose to that. Any reason that's a bad idea? Any better way to do it?