I was wondering if anyone has a pool with a venturi skimmer and if they liked it.
The idea with these is that in addition to being hooked into your suction line they also get water from the return putting water into the pool. That water is routed through a venturi that creates suction to bring the water into the skimmer through the basket and then back out into the pool.
According to A & A who make a model called the Quikskim the skimmer requires about 8 gpm of return water to move 60 gpm through the skimmer. Since almost all the energy to move the water is coming from the return line rather than suction you could actually run them with no suction at all and they would run about as well (they hook up suction and run it at 8 gpm so you have a place to hook a manual pole vacuum plus somewhere to put in stuff like DE powder).
The idea seems pretty sound and I was wondering if anyone was using them and how they worked in practice compared to regular skimmers.