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Thread: New skimmer box and plumbing help

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    Apr 2016

    New skimmer box and plumbing help

    I had to purchase a new skimmer box because the old one that came with the pool got crushed when I upgraded to a 3000 gph sand filter pump while vacuuming!

    I needed to add a valve between the box and the new pump since the old 1000 gph pump attached to the bottom of the old skimmer box didn't need a valve. So I thought how about also adding a little 1/2 " Technology with a valve off the side to a foot washing station?

    Do you think the setup in the picture will work? I haven't attached the 1/2" pipe because I want to get it threaded so if I want to remove it I can easily.

    I want to install it in the next day or 2, so any advice would be great.

    Pro Series 16 X 48. Intex 3000 gph sand filter pump with intex saltwater water chlorinator Installed in summer of 2014.

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    Re: New skimmer box and plumbing help

    If the pump is running, you will just suck in air through that 1/2" pipe ... not good.
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    Stockholm, Sweden

    Re: New skimmer box and plumbing help

    You wouldn't want the foot wash on the suction side but on the pressure side of the pump.
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