Hello All! I'm new a new pool owner, and a new member of the forum. I'm excited to be a part of the community!
I've done a pretty decent job learning how my pool works, how to treat the water, and basic maintenance, etc. However I am curious as to how my main drain is connected to my pump.
Of course, in the skimmer, there are two holes at the bottom. One of them is directly pulling water from the surface of the pool; but the other hole appears to be leading to the main drains at the bottom of the pool. Is this a normal configuration? It would seem to me that the main drain should need to be directly hooked into the suction line, rather than feeding into the skimmer like it is. I have a sideport automatic suction cleaner that I run when needed; but it's just unnerving to me that the drains at the bottom of the pool aren't directly hooked into the suction from the pump.
Is this configuration the norm?