Hi All. Hope everyone is having a good summer....at least better than the northeast where it seems to rain every day!
Anyway, I was having a problem with water leaking from my pool to the tune of 1" per day on bad days with no one swimming and very little sun. So I had the pool company that I use do a leak check for me and they "heard" a leak from the main drain. They sent someone in to check the hydrostatic valve which seemed ok, so they plugged the drain. The drain is in the deep end of my pool at around 9' so it would not be and easy repair if the leak were under the pool.
At this point, I have a broken drain and a broken skimmer. I'm only running suction off of a vacuum port. My plan is if I can get through the next 2-3 months to replace the liner next spring and have two new skimmers installed. The current bad skimmer has 5' - 6' of concrete deck behind it, so repairing that would be difficult at best. The other side of my pool is much closer to the equipment and we would only have to go under three feet of concrete.
On to the questions.....
1) Is it ok to run off the single vacuum port? From the pumps standpoint and from a circulation standpoint? Are there other factors involved?
2) What are thoughts on running two skimmers without a drain? What affect does this have on circulation?