Pool Skimmer Question

1poolguy

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Jul 13, 2014
59
Raleigh, NC
I have two skimmers in my below ground pool and one of them has less flow than the other. They are both tied together in a common line to the pump. Is there a way to regulate the flow in each skimmer? Thanks
 

pabeader

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May 14, 2015
4,349
Cartersville Ga
Some skimmer pots have a little door that can be adjusted over the hole in the bottom. Mine looks like a tear drop and rotates to cover the hole.
 

1poolguy

Well-known member
Jul 13, 2014
59
Raleigh, NC
Looking down in my skimmer there are two holes. I can only feel suction on one of the holes. Not sure why it has two holes. I do not see any way to adjust the opening. There is a hole in the pool wall about two feet below the skimmer. Could that be where the second pipe goes?
 

1poolguy

Well-known member
Jul 13, 2014
59
Raleigh, NC
After further examination I see where the slide plate should be but my slide plates are missing. I will order new slide plates. Thanks for the help.
 

pabeader

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May 14, 2015
4,349
Cartersville Ga
There are some skimmers that have two connections like yours. What you should have is a special disc on the bottom of the skimmer basket. There a number of reasons for this arrangement but the one I see the most is, it's there so that if the skimmer basket fills completely full, it could starve the pump for water. The second path from the pool, allows the pump to still get water.
 

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