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If the water level in the pool is too high for the skimmer to work propertly can I still run the filter?

You can run the filter, however, you should drain some water out for maximum use, the skimmer will not skim the pool if the water level is to high. go to www.askpoolquestions.com for more info.


Do you backwash your pool before you put chemicals in?

No you only backwash your pool when your filter pressure on your filter is high 30psi and above on most pools. If you backwash your pool be sure to add two scoops of de to your skimmer. If the presure is still high the u need to clean the filter


Filter presure to high and no flow on pump on a swimming pool?

Broken gage A: trouble shoot pump problem, make sure the water in the pool is at the tile line or middle of the skimmer throat, prime the pump, any of the above and more.


How high above skimmer opening should pool water be?

Water level should be 2-3 inches above skimmer lip or edge. Usually about 3" 75mm or at least 1/2 way up the mouth of the skimmer. however this depends on the strength of suction from the pump. so long as there is no air being sucked into the system is the first rule to keep in mind. the second is the faster the water is moving as it goes into the skimmer the better. If you have a floating suction-side skimmer about 3/16 to 1/2" or 10 to 15 mm or more depending on pump strength.


How far up the tile should the pool water level be?

Regardless of the position of any tiles on the pool wall The water level should be about 3 or 4 inches / 75-100mm above the top of the skimmer vein before the skimmer basket or at such a level that it does not suck air through the skimmer. of you have a suction side floating pool skimmer you can let it get as high as you like and as long as it is sealed properly as low as you like.


Why is water overflowing out of your pool skimmer?

You probably have the water level up too high. Keep the level around 1/3 to 1/2 up the skimmer and you'll be fine.


When cleaning the pool I don't have much suction?

Clogged Skimmer, Strainer or filter cart's. Check pressure meter...the lower the better. High Back pressure indicates a need to clean filter. Try a back wash and filter cleaning.


Will caulking the cement pool to the cool cement deck allow the pool to fill up more so the water can reach the basket and pump so it does not suck air?

I have read your question several times an don't quite understand it. Do you have cracks or joints below the skimmer line? Hmmm. Just raise the water level until the water is at about the halfway point on the throat of the skimmer. It may be that your skimmer is installed too high. Don't know - would have to see situation. Ken After reading the original question posed I have a better understanding of the problem. Whoever changed the question didn't know what they were talking about. It appears, by the 1st question that you have some sort of problem getting water to the pump. As above, maintain water level at middle of skimmer. You may have to add water manually to the pump pot by removing the pump lid and adding water to fill the pot. Replace the lid and start the pump. It may take a couple of minutes for water to start flowing. As water flow increases, release the air entrapped in the filter, via the air relief valve at the top of the filter tank. Now, you have a "primed" pump and a functioning pool.


How do you repair a pool skimmer that has no pressure?

The answer is not in the skimmer. Skimmers do not have "pressure" however, they would have suction. The suction is generated by the pump ~ the smaller part, in size, of the circulation system at the equipment pad. The pump is the small cylinder or coned shaped object that has a motor attached to it. The other object on that pad would be the larger cylinder, cannister, plastic shell or whatever is called the filter. Back to the pump. Is the pump running? If not, why? Turn on the pump then check the skimmer. If you have water movement, all could be OK. When was the last time that you have actually opened the pump lid to empty the basket of all the debris ~ leaves, bugs, hair etc. Turn off the power to the pump and empty the basket. This task should be performed, at least, weekly. If the pump will not start then you have a problem either with the pump or the circuit breaker or both. Reset the circuit breaker, turn on the pump. What is the pressure on the filter tank? 15# or higher. Back wash the filter if that is the type system you have. If the motor will not start then, after performing the above tasks, you may have a bad motor. After back washing the filter and the system is running ~ recheck the skimmer for flow. If you seem to have a strong flow then the problem(s) have been solved. ( Dirty filter, dirty or full skimmer or pump baskets. Other possibilities: Another possibility is that you may actually have something in the suction lines plugging it or restricting it. Have you vaced the pool lately? What did you vacuum up? Is the water level at the middle of the skimmer throat or high enough for water to enter into the skimmer and flow to the pump without sucking air? You may need to add water to the pool.


Rain is filling the pool and water is too high?

Count your blessings, free water. If you have a salt water pool you are better of hanging on to it because if you dump you weaken the salt in the pool. If you feel that you need to have the skimmer working properly which is important in keeping pools clean you could get a floating pool skimmer which will work whether the water is high or low. Regardless of what you do evaporation will soon bring the water level down again.


How do you remove yellow pollen from the top of the water and around the edges of an in ground pool?

The pools skimmer should do that by itself. If the water level is too high (or wier is missing)the skimer will not be able to draw the floating debris into the filter. As for the residue that sticks to the sides, it can be brushed off and scooped up with a net.


My cholrine level is good my pH level is good but my water is coudy shocking doesn't help My water is high in calicum How can I clear it up?

High Calcium Hardness can only be lowered by partially draining the water out of the pool and refilling from a water source with a lower Calcium Hardness reading. There is no chemical available to lower Calcium. The cloudy water could be the result of a malfunctioning filter or too little run time of the filter system if it is controlled by some type of timer as well as a chemical problem. Have your water tested at a reputable pool store or service company and request a copy of the results for your records. They should be able to instruct you on any chemicals you may need to add. To quickly test your filter for proper operation, you can perform this easy test- 1. Verify the filter pump is running properly 2. Remove the lid of the pool skimmer and remove the basket. 3. Take a handfull of dirt and drop it into the skimmer while filter system is running, for safety- do not stick your hands under the water in the skimmer while the basket is removed and the filter pump is running. Just drop the dirt into the water. 4. Quickly move to the closest return in the pool. This is where the filtered/heated water comes back to the pool. 5. Closely watch the return and see if any of the dirt you put into the skimmer is getting by the filter and coming back to the pool. You should not see any dirt coming back to the pool. If you do see dirt, it is reasonable to assume the filter is damaged internally and is not removing particles from the water as it should. The filter will need to be taken apart and inspected by a professional pool service mechanic and repaired or the entire filter replaced. The three types of pool filters are: Sand / Cartridge / D.E. (Diatomaceous Earth) Sand being the least effective of the three. Chemical pool water Clarifiers should be used as a last resort and should never be used if you have a D.E. filter system.


How do you know if the pool is too full of water?

If the water level is deeper than 1/2 inch below the top of the skimmer(s) - it's too high.


Do you need to filter the water in the tank of an axolotl?

Yes. It is nessesary to have a filter to keep the water moving and oxygenated. It is also helpful because the water's movement mimics the movement of water in the axolotl's natural habitat. Just make sure that the water does not move too quickly because it could be harmful. If the axolotl is not moved around by the filter and you can not see a current in the water (except above the filter and in its immediate area) then the filter is on too high. Be sure to change the filter regularly as much as needed. Every axolotl is different and thus the filter will become dirty at different times.


What level should your pump and filter be set at on a inground pool?

Do you mean how high above the pool? If that is the case most pumps can self prime up to 10 feet above the water level. That said, the closer to the water level the better as it's easier on the equipment.


How do you get rid of small debris on the surface of water in swimming pool?

the skimmer that is normally fitted with the pool is designed to take care of this problem, however it rarely does because more often then not it is int he wrong place in the pool or the water is too high as the result of rain or leaving the hose in too long or the water is too low for the skimmer to work properly. If one ends up being the victim of one of the above problems chances are that a floating pool skimmer would be the answer to the problem. The type of skimmer you are looking for is a suction side pool cleaner that plugs onto the vacuum plate over the leaf basket. once it is set up to the particular rate of the pool pump it will rapidly remove a large percentage of debris dust and insects from the surface of the pool. Hum, the problem with the above answer is that once the skimmer basket if full and or the pump basket is full or any of the above solutions then what. Best bet is to use your telepole and a leaf skimmer that attaches to the pole ( you can also use a "leaf rake" or net as they are sometimes called. With this method you exert some labor and remove most of the leaves at one session.


What do you need for a salt water tank?

It varies depending who you talk to. The bare minimum would be, tank, lights, heater, salt mixing chemicals, filter. A proper reef tank setup would need, high water flow (pumps/impellers), proper lighting, a protein skimmer, some basic debris filter media, chemicals for mixing salt, a way to get pure water to mix with, substrate, live rocks, and the organisms you plan on keeping.


Can air get into pool filter causing it to lose prime if water level in pool is too high?

Yes, air can get into the pool pump causing it to lose prime if you have a leak or crack in the plumbing leading from the pool to the pump. The pool level being too high plays no role, however you should make sure that the pool level is not too high for other reasons, mainly the level is too high, water will leak under your cement causing it to settle. Keep the water level in the middle of the skimmer opening.


How do I deal with an allergic reaction to drinking water?

You can try a high quality water filter and purifier.


Why are your skimmers not working?

Your skimmer line may be plugged up, in which case you may be able to blow it out with a Co2 cannister or a water bladder. Your water level may be too high, it should be about 1/2 way up the skimmer opening, or your weir may be stuck or completely gone. You can buy replacement weirs.


What happens if the water level in a pool becomes too high and freezes in winter?

You run the risk of the skimmer area being damaged or cracked as well as water in the pipes freezing and bursting pipes.


Why would an aquarium filter make noise after cleaning?

water level in aquarium not high enough or if it is, add some water to the filter equipment and sound will stop : )


How high is the Clifton Suspension Bridge?

The deck is 245 feet above high water. The towers are 86 feet above the deck.


How high can sharks jump?

about 15 feet above the water



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