I've read intensively on the subject of installing the hayward wall skimmer. (Last year and again this year now I'm going to do the install)
I thought I'd read last year on tips or why to install "here" vs "here." ???
Most of the skimmer I see have been installed in the next "panel" over from the return. (Panel..I mean next section...so the small original spot is two panels or two sections iver from return)
So.....why is the skimmer being install in the next "panel" over? ....which is about 3-5 feet from the return.
Also....I have ..... (wished I could see my signature. ....lol) I think a 14 x 42. Just ordered the 2650 sand filter/pump. So goimg to install the wall skimmer. Now....with being a smaller pool vs what most I've seen with wall skimmer....this is what I'm thinking of doing?
Thinking if installing the skimmer higher. Want to install skimmer as high as possible to keep from losing water height/level.
So.. this would mean going about two inches into the gray in color part of liner. IMHO....I'm guessing the liner can handle it....the only issue that may be is leakage.....in then if so....caulking the skimmer if needed??
What's your all's opinion here??
The pool is on it's 2nd season and I doubt we will get a third year. Metal is rusting....plus kids will be ready for a bigger pool.