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Does skimmer location matter on an in-ground pool?

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March 28, 2008 2:59AM

Yes it can make a big difference to the amount of floating debris and dust that sinks into your pool. The ideal place for the static skimmer in a pool is down stream from the return jets (These are the jets that return filtered water to the pool) and down wind from the prevailing winds, this can be a bit more difficult to work out as the wind direction over a pool is strongly influenced by the building surrounding it. The fact is that very few pool builders get it right. if the skimmer ends up in the wrong position there is always the option of using a floating swimming pool skimmer skimmer. this type of skimmer is set to the suction of the pools filtration system and connected via hose to the vac plate over the leaf basket, It can be fastened in place or left to float free in the pool and will keep working regardless of water level, Check out the link below on floating skimmers