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    skimmer location

    Attached is a diagram of our pool design in progress and I'm looking for advice on skimmer locations. The prevailing wind here is from the SSE so the main skimmer being on the deep side towards the upper right of the diagram makes sense. My primary question is for skimmer #2. The wind data would point to #2 being along the lower left side of the pool, but this is where we want to put a sun pad. Thoughts?Pool layout 2.jpg
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    Re: skimmer location

    The two main goals are to put the skimmer(s) places where the wind will blow the leaves naturally, and where a circular water circulation pattern will carry the leaves directly to the skimmer. With the bump ins on the top and bottom, you need to think about which way you will want the water circulating and place skimmer on the side of the bump where the circulation pattern will hit the wall, rather than the other side of the bump, which will be "shadowed" by the bump.
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    Re: skimmer location

    I would circulate water clockwise, put a return just to the right of the stairs/pad and out the skimmer a little past (above) the sun pad.
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