Firstly, the pump is not a sand filter system. The pump is the one with the motor attached and it pumps water not sand. The large round tank is the "sand" filter. You would have to find a skimmer made for vinyl pools with gaskets. It attaches to the wall of the pool and is seen "hanging" from the outside of the pool. The type of pool and equipment have no factor in choosing a skimmer.
another good way to go is the Dragonfly Super skimmer this is a floating pool skimmer and only requires a hose to connect it to suction
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.
Determine how many gallons of water your swimming pool holds. You will also need to consider what size filter that you have. If you have an undersized filter to pump it can create filtration and circulation problems. Be sure to look at the turnover rate for your pump and filter that you are considering. If you have an aboveground pool most pump and filters are sold as a pre-sized set.
If you have more than one skimmer, close the valves for the ones you aren't hooking the vacuum to.
Use the main drain when backwashing, rinsing, or vacuuming. Use skimmer all other times to filter.
I have a backwash setting on my sand filter. You can also add a sand cleaner in the bottom skimmer of the pump. After backwashing, it is recommended that you also rinse the head.
Empty the skimmer baskets and the basket that's attached to the pump. Then backwash and rinse the filter.
After the filter has been backwashed, the filter valve is switched back to filter and the DE is added to the skimmer. The amount of DE to use should be shown on the filter and depends on the size of the filter area. The DE should first be mixed in a bucket with water then poured into the skimmer with the filter running.
How do you know that the main drain is plugged? When was the last time that you back washed or cleaned the filter? If there is no flow at the main drain - check to see if a valve has been closed or adjust the variflow valve in the skimmer - located at the bottom of the skimmer- if you have that type of skimmer. Also check the pump basket - it may be full of debris.k
Filter probably clogged with sand, leaves or dirt.
The best way would be to unplug the swimming pool filter, open the drain valve on your pool filter turn the pump back on and drop the water level to the desired level about 2 inches above the skimmer.
Adding algae control to the pool skimmer helps to disperse the chemical and coats the filter media.
The filter may be clogged, dirty and need backwashing. The lint bucket may need cleaning out. I have a cedar tree and the needles of this tree go thru the skimmer into the lint bucket and clog it, cutting down the circulation. What does your pressure gauge show?
If bugs are'nt filtering out of your pool and you have a filter, obviously your filter is'nt working. Hope this helped. Bugs will naturally swim away from a strong current that is drawing them to a certain point. If the bug is not drawn into either the skimmer or the main drain grate they will never get to the filter. Even then, they will get caught in the skimmer basket or the pump basket. The filter is not intended for catching the bugs - that is what leaf skimmers are for. If thebug is on the bottom of the pool you can then vac it up but still it will only go as far as the pump basket.
Simply put, Diatomaceous Earth (DE) are the bones of tiny little animals that lived millions and millions of years ago, diatoms. This DE is used to coat the "grids" inside the DE filter which captures and filters particles as small as 5 microns. When the filter pressure rises, the swimming pool DE filter is backwashed in the same manner as a sand filter. A slurry of DE is put into the skimmer to "recharge" or "re-coat" the grids of these swimming pool DE filters. This type of filter is effective and efficient but a little more expensive to maintain. Some call it the "water polisher" of pool filters.
There is air in the system and it is "burping". I usec to have the problem and I hard lined it from the pump to the filter. Also use teflon tape on any threaded connections. Make them tight but dont break the plastic. Also make sure your hose clamps are tight on the skimmer and return.
No, not so long as the filter is not set to back wash
The vac system has to hook up the the skimmer not the Hayward filter. k
If its a cartridge filter. Cut of the water from the skimmer as well as possible then take the upper cover of the cartridge filter take out the element and hose it down. Put it back together. start the pump often there is a valve on the top of these to let excess air out, open it until water starts to run out of it.
No it is working as one would normally expect. swimming pools don't normally have an over flow fitted so the pool just keeps filling up past the static skimmer. the only way to fix it is just to backwash the filter until it is at the right level again. or if you don't want to waste the water get a floating pool skimmer.
you may have to prime your pump Clean or replace the filter.
no the pool just wont skim
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.
This happens because of the air in the tubes. Air gets pulled in through the skimmer, goes through the filter, and back out to the jets where it makes those white colored clouds.
Yes.. As long as no part of the cover can get sucked into your skimmer box and block it. Ensure the cover does not protrude into the skimmer box area and it will be fine.