I have another thread going, but this is a totally separate issue that should probably be addressed.
Our pool is older, and we only have one skimmer/vacuum port (i.e. I plug my vacuum into my skimmer) and one bottom port. The bottom seems to be clogged - there's no flow going to it. I know in new pools there' a value to determine how much flow comes from the skimmer vs the bottom port, but my setup doesn't have a valve - there's a T somewhere underground.
So my question is this - right now when I have my skimmer going the circulation seems very poor. I have "dead" areas where leaves never seem to escape and the return jets don't seem to agitate the water much. I think this is ever worse because the bottom port doesn't work, which means that perhaps my hot water coming from the solar heater won't get pulled down to the bottom of the pool.
I just wanted to get a feel for how big of an issue this is and if I should spend the time/money to unblock that bottom port and potentially add a value so I can control the flow.
Thanks again all - this forum is great!