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    New Skimdoctor installed

    Arrived from amazon today. I got it installed tonight. Ill report how it works later.


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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    Cool! Do lets us know how it works out.
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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    Please do post a review. After watching the video I'm a little skeptical as I don't have any of the problems with my skimmers it's supposed to cure but I'm always happy to find a new product that saves me time or trouble around the pool.

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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    Interesting. Thanks for posting.

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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    I was having a problem prior to buying this with my skimmer diverter shutting off the water flow even though my water level is half way up the skimmer. I need to sort that out first. Maybe a new diverter or remove it all together? I replaced the float valve in my auto filler so im not worried about the water level dropping. Maybe the diverter is bad. It's probably 10 years old.

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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    Are you saying the weir door was sticking closed instead of floating with the water level ??
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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    No the skim diverter under the skimmer basket is shutting off the flow of water.

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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiss4aFrog View Post
    Please do post a review. After watching the video I'm a little skeptical as I don't have any of the problems with my skimmers it's supposed to cure but I'm always happy to find a new product that saves me time or trouble around the pool.

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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    I raised my water level a bit and solved my problem. The surface of the pool does seem to have less debris than normal. Ill keep an eye on it and report back.

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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    Hi, I work for Totally New Technologies, the designer of the SkimDoctor. I don't want to intrude upon your conversation other than to say that I urge you to read the FAQ (including the comments about positioning the SkimDoctor with the slot at the 2 o'clock position, with the skimmer opening being 6 o'clock) to get the most out of the product. Please also contact us if you have any questions. The FAQ is located at http://www.totallynewtechnologies.com/support.php.

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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    Any update on how this is working for you?.....inquiring minds want to know....
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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    Yup, and the rest of us too
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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    Its definitely sucking up a bunch of leaves but we've had some windy days here lately

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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    Scortesi,

    Maybe they should say that in the instructions. The instructions are only how to assemble it.

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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    I just discovered this online today. I have a kidney shaped pool and I was searching for any product that would assist my skimmers as there seems to be an area near my stairs where the water doesn't cycle and all the debris collects. Was thinking maybe there was some kind of autonomous contraption that would work it's way around the pool that could dislodge floaters in corners, near stairs, etc. Would love to know what the OP's experience is with this gadget.
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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    Honestly I think this thing is better than just the regular skimmer but I havent been blown away. The surface of my pool is slightly cleaner than it used to be but thats all.

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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    The idea makes sense, but I don't accept the claim about less chemicals and lower energy cost. My pump run time is not based on skimmer performance.
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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    I understand what you're saying about run time but their claim is likely based on their belief that the SkimDoctor is more efficient so someone might be able to run their pool pump a shorter period of time if their only intent is to capture the floating debris on the surface.
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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    Mine just got delivered last night. I can't not fairly review the performance just yet I will say I am impressed how thick the plastic is. The main reason I got it was because of snakes, frogs, mice and rats.
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    Re: New Skimdoctor installed

    I messed with it a little today. I have a 2 speed 2 hp pump. With the pump on high it has a nice whirlpool action inside the skimdoctor but to be honest I really didn't notice it pulling anything more in...........NOW the interesting part with the pump on low speed it did seem to pull more stuff in then the other skimmer without the skimdoctor installed (that skimmer is also closer to the pump by at least 25'). The skimdoctor was setup with the door fully open and the mouth at the 6. I will review in a week or so
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