Skimmers - both in deep end on short wall


Well-known member
Oct 3, 2019
Long Island ny
Building inground pool 16x32 4’-8’ builders are putting both skimmers along deep end wall the 16’ wall. Is this the right way or not a good idea, we also have fiberglass steps with 2 water returns, 2 water returns on the long south wall and a swimout in the deep end with 3 water returns as well. Please help as they need to know before they pour the concrete tomorrow.


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
Bedford, TX

In most cases you want one skimmer placed so that the prevailing wind pushes the debris toward it, and the other skimmer on the wall that gets the non-prevailing wind.

I don't see any reason to have two skimmers, if they are on the same wall... ???


Jim R.