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    Skim a round

    This came across my FB page today. Has anyone ever used one? It looks interesting. This one actually replaces your skimmer basket. I did a quick search but didn't see anything about this model.


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    Re: Skim a round

    I'm also curious about real world experiences with them.

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    Re: Skim a round

    I saw that too ... first thing I thought of was ... don't we typically try to avoid the whirl pool in the skimmer so that no air gets pulled into the pump and filter?

    I cannot see why it would work any better than having a functional weir.
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    Re: Skim a round

    well my weir is completely shot. i may try this.

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    Re: Skim a round

    Quote Originally Posted by scottsams View Post
    well my weir is completely shot. i may try this.
    There are aftermarket ones that are spring loaded that use friction to keep them in place.
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    Re: Skim a round

    Did you buy one? If so, how's it working for you?

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    Re: Skim a round

    I did that day. Still waiting on it. They took their time shipping it and ETA is 5/26.. Not too happy about that. Once I get it I will let you know how it goes.

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    Re: Skim a round

    I'm wondering about this as well. Make a difference for anyone? They are advertising pretty heavy on Facebook.
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    Re: Skim a round

    looks like mine will be here today but i won't be able to try for a couple of weeks since my pool is undergoing renovations

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    Re: Skim a round

    any update?

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    Re: Skim a round

    pool just got aggregate put in today. will start filling tonight. probably another few days. sorry

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    Re: Skim a round

    just put it in. not impressed. don't think i'd waste my money.

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    Re: Skim a round

    Did it seem to do anything at all?
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    Re: Skim a round

    I bought a pair of skim doctors seem to work well and as a plus I don't have to reach in the skimmer basket.

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    Re: Skim a round

    I bought a skim around all in one which seemed like a great idea in theory. I found with my variable speed pump that you have to run at high rpm to create the suction seal needed for it to work. Which to me defeats the purpose of having a VSP. I watched there youtube videos and they recommend to throttle your main drain which again did not work for my application. im guessing with the right pool set up not on a VSP it could work quite well. I haven't gave up on the product will try it on my buddies pool with no VSP. Ill keep everyone posted
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    Re: Skim a round

    for me, no. with return 1/2 on skimmer, 1/2 on main drain it just floated to the top of my skimmer. when i put it on full skim, it barely made any difference. it took a bit but eventually created the cavitation that most likely enticed us to it however it was nothing significant. i chalk this one up to getting suckered in because i am in need of some solution here. before i got my pool redone, we just put return on the spa, kept the water low enough so it created a waterfall effect into the spa and used it as a giant skimmer. can't do that now that the spa dam is built up. nor do i want to.
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    Re: Skim a round

    OK after a couple of weeks i have to admit i think this thing works. worth a try
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    Re: Skim a round

    How did you get yours to finally work ? I haven't heard back from my buddy I gave mine to yet.

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    Re: Skim a round

    running valves on full skimmer
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    Re: Skim a round

    So you lost the use of your main drain ?

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