A device that pulls in the surface water of a pool. It uses the surface tension of the water to pull in the leaves, buds, etc. that get blown into or fall into the pool in through a small basket before it goes to the pump. There are several methods of skimming Swimming Pools
(1) The most widely used is the static skimmer this is installed int most private (backyard) pools. These depend on maintaining the water lever of the pool to operate properly and have a limited effect using the surface tension of the water to attract floating debris. (2) A more effective pool skimmer is the floating swimming pools skimmer, this type of skimmer connects into the vacuum plate over the leaf basket in the static skimmer unit via a hose like one connects a pool vacuum. The advantage with this type of skimmer is that it always skims at optimum performance because it moves up and down with the water It has a very fine fast moving skim that has a far wider ranging effect on the surface tension of the water as well as being able to be place in a strategic position in the pool. (3) wet wall or overflow This method is the best way to skim a pool, the pool is built in such a way that it overflows acros one or more walls into a collection point or balance tank from where it is cleaned and pumped back into the pool most public pools work along these lines. It is more costly to set up which is why it is not seen in private pools very often.
There are several different types of pool skimmers.
# The type that comes with most pools is the static skimmer that is built into the side of the pool this unit is meant to skim water from the surface of the water with the aid of a floating vein that accelerates the water as it moves over it and through the leaf basket to the filtration. The Idea is that they remove floating contaminants from the surface of the water. They rarely work properly because they need to be positioned correctly in the pool and the pools water level needs to be just right also. # The suction side floating skimmer these are a very effective method of skimming water as they float and are connected via a hose to the vacuum plate, Once they are adjusted to the rate of flow of a particular pool they need never be adjusted again. with proper adjustment made to the water currents in the pool these are the best pool cleaner available as they stop over 98% of contaminants from ever sinking to the bottom. They are very effective at taking advantage of the surface tension of the water in drawing floating contaminants in.
The Blue Whale Skimmer™ is a safe water delivery sub system that provides high flow rates to enter the filter area of residential swimming pools. It is the first 100 gallon per minute surface skimmer introduced into the industry and it is the key element of a swimming pool circulating system.
The Blue Whale System uses Blue Whale Skimmers™ with 2½" side ports to provide a reliable, safe, bountiful source of water acquisition. The ultimate results are both favorable and predictable. Good hydraulics means greater flow at less cost. The key indicator of performance is the kilowatts consumed for each turnover.
In addition, the Blue Whale System eliminates the need for a main drain. This eliminates the risk of suction entrapment in all new residential pools.
Actual results of the Blue Whale System:
· Lowered construction costs
· Lowered electric bills
· Dramatic increase in flow rate
· Reduced turnover rates to 2 to 3 hours
· Noticeable reduction of chlorine demand
· Lowered horse power required
· Quieter motor operation
· Longer lasting skimmer baskets
· Longer lasting filter elements
· Quantifies systems in kilowatts per turnover
· Provides an extra water source for other functions
The pool skimmer is the part of the system that the water overflows into for the pump to pump it thru the filter and other accessories. There is usually a screen or mesh basket to catch large debris before it enters the pump. On above ground pools it will be found hanging on the outside of the pool near the top. In-ground pools can have the skimmer placed anywhere along the perimeter with a basket or screen accessible for cleaning.
Skimmer pool is a pool with side skimmers around
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The one that you will likely have to handle the most is chlorine. However, recently a new cleaner has come out that is made up of certain salts that are less harsh on peoples skin. Ask your local pool professionals about it.
Too much water in your pool means the skimmers won't work properly. There's not enough suction to skim the debris from the top of the pool. Too little water and your skimmers will be sucking air and that will go into you system causing it to not work properly. Keep your water level about 2-3" from the bottom of the skimmer, or 1/4-1/2 the way up from the bottom. Go to: www.clean-pool-and-spa.com/above-ground-swimming-pool-filters.html www.clean-pool-and-spa.com/index.html for more great info.
Are you looking for an installed picture? Here is a picture of a fixture itself: http://www.poolpartsonline.com/p-21790-automatic-skimmers-in-ground-concretegunite-pools.aspx
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If you have a top skimmer basket the water level should be at least an inch above the basket, so you are not sucking any air. They seem to operate more effectivly at removing floating material BEFORE IT SINKS if the level is about half the distance from the top to the bottom of the skimmer opening.
No as long as the skimmer section of the pool is properly supported like the rest of the pool
You pour it slowly into the skimmers and it stays in the filter