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Thread: Should the skimmer stay on all the time?

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    Should the skimmer stay on all the time?

    If my options for one of my pool levers on my pump says, pool main drain, or skimmer; which one should it be on? Or should it be in the middle?

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    Re: Should the skimmer stay on all the time?

    Sounds like a 3 way valve. During normal operation you'll want it in the middle so both are open. You may want it on skimmer only for more suction when manually vacuuming.
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    Re: Should the skimmer stay on all the time?

    Ok, does one use more water than the other? I'm just trying to figure out why my water bill went up a hundred this month and that was the only variable that changed.

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    Re: Should the skimmer stay on all the time?

    Water bill would only go up with water filling, not circulation. Do you have an auto fill mechanism on the pool?
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