Hi, Ok, I have a Hayward SP1092 that has seen better days on my ABG Pool. The way it is designed, I can't easily change it out right now (when I have to change the liner in a few years, or possibly when the water level is low prior to opening next year). Anyhow, I set the water level about mid point on the skimmer. There is no vortex, but when I put the weir on, it pull the weir down into the skimmer. It doesn't seem to let go of it. It doesn't go in and out. I let my pump run 24/7/. If the water level is lower than this, the pump loses prime. Is this normal? Do some research on other posts, it seems there is no "perfect" formula for water level.
Another thing- There is also a cap on the top of the skimmer that can be removed, but I don't know what it is for (possibly air?). The main problem with the skimmer is the vacuum plate will no longer attach flat to the rim because of the sealant in the way. I did this on accident ( didn't think before I did it) to fix the rim of the plate is the old stuff was wearing away. I don't think that it is a problem though, as the water level is high enough and there is definetely suction in there
One other thing, on the return I have an eyeball (directional fitting). What is the best way to aim this? Orignally I set it to spin the water, but I figured this was also spinning the solar blanket, and that didn't seem like a good idea
Thanks for all of your help.