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Thread: Purpose of skimmer diverter valve

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    Purpose of skimmer diverter valve

    I broke my "skimmer diverter valve" over the weekend (link below shows a picture of the part). What does this do? Prevent vortexing into the skimmer? Should I buy a new one?

    http://www.amazon.com/Admiral-Skimme...words=85002600
    24k gal. / Plaster Pool / Hayward DE filter / 1HP pump / CircuPool Si45+ SCG

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    Re: Purpose of skimmer diverter valve

    often times the skimmers are plumbed to one single line. using the diverter valve allows you to decrease the suction in one skimmer (thus increasing it in the other(s))

    If the lines are not equal length, you will have significantly more suction in the shorter run (Skimmer closest to equipment usually) So yep, I'd buy another diverter.
    IG gunite/plaster pool/spa Started 1/17/14, Plastered 5/16/14
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    Re: Purpose of skimmer diverter valve

    Hmmm. I only have one skimmer...
    24k gal. / Plaster Pool / Hayward DE filter / 1HP pump / CircuPool Si45+ SCG

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