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    Skimmer types

    I just bought a sand filter, but it didn't come with a dedicated pump and skimmer basket. I'm wondering if the skimmer basket installed in the pool's skimmer is sufficient to prevent damage to the pump and fouling of the sand filter, or are the skimmer baskets that usually are installed next to a sand filter of a smaller porosity? I'd say the pores in my current skimmer are 3/8 inch or so.
    Second year pool operator. Summer Escapes 18' round x 42" above ground printed vinyl with Sta-Rite 200 lb sand filter and 1 hp pump. BBB Method.

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Skimmer types

    You will be fine.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Skimmer types

    +1 What JasonLion worries!
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