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Thread: What combination of suction from drain/skimmer

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    What combination of suction from drain/skimmer

    Hi guys. Gonna be in our pool for the very first official swim today! Very exciting for us! I've got a question, though, about everyday use of my skimmer and main drains. I have one skimmer and one (double) main drain. They are plumbed completely seperately on 2" lines and "tee" together before going to the pump. I installed 2" manual ball valves for shut offs on each of those lines. For everyday filtration and circulation, should I leave them both completely open, or keep the main drain closed completely...or try some combination of the 2? As always, I really appreciate any advice and suggestions!
    18' x 36' IG Vinyl Kidney Shape, 20K Gallon, Hayward ProLogic PLP4 Control with T-15 SWG, ColorLogic 4.0 LED Light, Hayward TriStar 1 HP Full Rated Pump, Hayward Swimclear 325 SQ FT Cartridge Filter, Raypak 117000 BTU Heat Pump, TF100 Test Kit.

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    Re: What combination of suction from drain/skimmer

    I am no expert and only had my pool for 3 years, but I have a main drain and 2 skimmers in my inground and they are all the way open when I run my filter except for when I manually vacuum. I close one of the skimmers and partially close the main drain to get good suction for vacuuming.
    16 x 34 inground vinyl pool
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    Re: What combination of suction from drain/skimmer

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeMac View Post
    I am no expert and only had my pool for 3 years, but I have a main drain and 2 skimmers in my inground and they are all the way open when I run my filter except for when I manually vacuum. I close one of the skimmers and partially close the main drain to get good suction for vacuuming.
    Thanks. That makes sense to me...but I just haven't read any actual instruction about it.
    18' x 36' IG Vinyl Kidney Shape, 20K Gallon, Hayward ProLogic PLP4 Control with T-15 SWG, ColorLogic 4.0 LED Light, Hayward TriStar 1 HP Full Rated Pump, Hayward Swimclear 325 SQ FT Cartridge Filter, Raypak 117000 BTU Heat Pump, TF100 Test Kit.

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