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    Skimmer question

    Hey guys, I have a Jandy valve for my skimmer. As I stand by the skimmer basket I watch as some debris floats past as some gets sucked into the skimmer. If the debris is hugging the wall it will go into the skimmer. If it's 2 or 3 inches away, it floats by. Now, when the pool was installed 10 years ago, the pool guy said to never open the valve more than a 1/4 of the way. I probably should have questioned this before, but lately I've been getting a lot od bugs that make their way to the bottom. So, my question is, should/could I open the valve all the way to allow for more suction? As it appears the MD is only for circulation.
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    Re: Skimmer question

    That should be fine to open the valve.
    You have a weir on your skimmer?
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    Re: Skimmer question

    I probably have 85% of my suction to the skimmer. The main drain is mostly just to eliminate the temperature stratification.
    I put it to full drain when I'm brushing, so that as stuff settles, it hopefully gets pulled in there.
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    Re: Skimmer question

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    I probably have 85% of my suction to the skimmer. The main drain is mostly just to eliminate the temperature stratification.
    I put it to full drain when I'm brushing, so that as stuff settles, it hopefully gets pulled in there.
    ditto
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    Re: Skimmer question

    thanks, Jason...yes I have a weir

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    thanks, Richard. Open it is!
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