Hello everybody! I have an old pool and bought a Poolskim to help with skimming issues. I hooked up the Poolskim for the first time yesterday and it was working great. I went to check on the pool last night and discovered an issue.
My sand filter had some water near the base and the pressure gauge was reading about 5-6 psi higher than its normal resting spot of 13 psi. I turned the pump off. Took the Poolskim off and fired the pump back up and the filter gauge went back to its normal resting spot. I run my pump 24/7 and thus the Poolskim would always be going also.
Anyone have a Poolskim and run into this problem or think they may know what the issue is? My return jet is such that I just needed one 90 degree fitting from the wall mount so it's a pretty short run from the actual return jet and was creating a lot of suction in the Poolskim. I didn't use the straight pipe or any of the other fittings.
Am I creating back pressure with this product? Any way to alleviate and still use the product? I emailed the company and they said they hadn't heard of this issue before. I love the product and really want it to work but not at the expense of breaking something.