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Thread: Do I need a skimmer valve??

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    Do I need a skimmer valve??

    I am installing a new Hayward TriStar Pump which requres 2" pvc. My current PVC is 1.5", so i am having to put a couple of reducers on to match the size.

    In doing so I am running out of room with my skimmer line. My inground pool does not have a main drain and only one skimmer line that leads into the pump. I would like to take off the skimmer supply line valve that leads into the pump. Is there a need for that valve? I dont really see the point since I only have one line running into the pump.

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    Re: Do I need a skimmer valve??

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    If the pump is above the pool waterline ... and not WAY above (like many feet). There there is no reason to have a valve on the single suction line.
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