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asked in category: General Last Updated: 1st May, 2020

Where is the skimmer valve on a swimming pool?

The Skimmer - is the housing at the side of the pool that pulls water, leaves and debris into the system and collects debris in a basket. There are a variety of skimmer baskets and lids on the market. The Main Drain - draws water from the bottom of the pool into the filter system.

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In respect to this, where is the main drain valve on a pool?

During normal operation, water flows to the filtering system through two or more main drains at the bottom of the pool and multiple skimmer drains around the top of the pool. The main drains are usually located on the lowest point in the pool, so the entire pool surface slants toward them.

Secondly, should skimmer valve be open or closed? A normal pool valve setting would have the skimmer valve(s) fully open, main drain half-open and spa drain fully closed. To operate a suction pool cleaner or manually vacuum the pool, you can close other skimmers, or close the main drain, to obtain more suction through the skimmer you are using.

Also question is, does my pool need a check valve?

Raised Pool Pumps The most common use for a check valve is to hold the water in the pump when the motor shuts off. When doing so however, you will need to install check valves on all vertical suction pipes, unless one pipe normally has a closed valve, like a spa drain pipe.

Which valve is main drain in pool?

The Main Drain - draws water from the bottom of the pool into the filter system. They each have an individual pipe that converges into one pipe just before your pump and filter. Typically, there is a valve that allows you to adjust the water flow from these two pipes.

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