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    Time for a through-the-wall skimmer

    Any recommendations for which Hayward skimmer will work? Or does it matter?

    My pool is the 16x48 Intex Ultraframe.

    Hayward only seems to have 1 skimmer on their site, there seems to be more floating about on the internet.

    Hayward's site:
    http://www.hayward-pool.com/shop/en/...-abg/dyna-skim
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    Re: Time for a through-the-wall skimmer

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    Re: Time for a through-the-wall skimmer

    Thanks for the link! Ordered and will be here Friday!
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    Re: Time for a through-the-wall skimmer

    This thread contains some pictures of my Hayward Dyna-skim installation. I have the same pool as you do.

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/showthread.php?t=73741
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    Re: Time for a through-the-wall skimmer

    you won't regret it
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    Re: Time for a through-the-wall skimmer

    Does a skimmer work with a solar cover on the pool? I am thinking that it doesn't. I always have the cover on unless we are swimming. I have been thinking about adding a skimmer but not sure if it is worth the trouble.

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    Re: Time for a through-the-wall skimmer

    It will still draw water and particles suspended in it, but won't pull in much floating debris from the surface, since most of the surface is covered. My solar cover has about a 1" gap from the edge, so it does still pick up some stuff floating right near the sides of the pool.
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    Re: Time for a through-the-wall skimmer

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffchap View Post
    It will still draw water and particles suspended in it, but won't pull in much floating debris from the surface, since most of the surface is covered. My solar cover has about a 1" gap from the edge, so it does still pick up some stuff floating right near the sides of the pool.

    So the only time a skimmer will work is when there is no solar cover on the pool. I like the idea of a skimmer but it doesn't make sense if you use a solar cover. I can walk around with the hand skimmer and get what is in the pool when we are swimming. I like having the pool covered as I think it makes the pool less inviting to the derelicts in my neighborhood.

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    Re: Time for a through-the-wall skimmer

    Quote Originally Posted by 1380ken View Post
    So the only time a skimmer will work is when there is no solar cover on the pool. I like the idea of a skimmer but it doesn't make sense if you use a solar cover. I can walk around with the hand skimmer and get what is in the pool when we are swimming. I like having the pool covered as I think it makes the pool less inviting to the derelicts in my neighborhood.
    It will still work as well as the standard submerged intake on one of these pools, but it loses much of it's effectiveness to skim debris floating on top of the water when a solar cover is in place. There's really no drawback to installing one, unless you just enjoy skimming by hand.
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    Re: Time for a through-the-wall skimmer

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffchap View Post
    It will still work as well as the standard submerged intake on one of these pools, but it loses much of it's effectiveness to skim debris floating on top of the water when a solar cover is in place. There's really no drawback to installing one, unless you just enjoy skimming by hand.
    Of coarse it will still intake water. It seems to me that it will lose 99.9% of its effectiveness to skim debris floating on top of the water when the solar cover is in place. The draw back would be time and money on the installation for no gain. When I take the solar cover off to go swimming, I will have to skim by hand anyway. Unless I wait a couple of hours for the skimmer to do its thing.

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    Re: Time for a through-the-wall skimmer

    Thanks! I bookmarked some already, and I'm adding yours to them.
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    Re: Time for a through-the-wall skimmer

    I second what POPPA S said in that you won't regret installing the skimmer. I have had several AG pools and this is my first with the skimmer installed which does a great job at clearing debris. I also use a solar cover frequently and the skimming is reduced but once the cover is rolled up the skimmer quickly clears the pool.

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