So we are still in the process of getting our 33' AGP filled for the first time. We have been hauling in loads of water 550 gallons at a time.
We are about 4" or 5" below the skimmer intake and we decided to go ahead and install the skimmer. We had a temporary intake and return set up so we could start filtering our water. We were supposed to get a bunch of rain last night and we were hoping it would be enough to bring the pool water level up considerably.....no such luck. We will be hauling more water in the next couple of days.
We would like to get the Wanda the Whale pool critter hooked up and running if we can since we had to dismantle the temporary pick up line we had feeding the sand filter. We want to keep the water circulating and get it clean ASAP. We also have something that looks similar to this http://www.amazon.com/Hayward-Naviga..._bxgy_lg_img_y
So, my questions are as follows:
1) can we hook up Wanda to the leaf canister that will be installed in the skimmer without the water level being up to the skimmer???? We are thinking that the water will draw up through Wanda then through the leaf canister and to the pump and filter. So would Wanda pick up enough water to keep the pump happy.
2) will Wanda be able to go in and out of the deep end of our pool? It is a gradual slope, not a sharp cliff.
3) how do I know if Wanda is in good working condition before I put her in the pool? What do I need to be looking for? I, obviously, don't want her to damage our liner.
What else do I need to know? We just feel like we are dead in the water (pardon the pun) as far as getting the water cleaned up.
THANKS for the help!!!