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Difference of a pool skimmer and pool filter?


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Answered 2010-11-27 05:48:56

A pool skimmer is generally built into the side of or around the top of a swimming pool in order to skim debris from the surface of the water. A pool filter is built into the Plumbing in order to filter fine debris from the water itself.

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