How do you attach a Bestway skimmer?
The surface skimmer simply hooks over the inside wall of your pool, near the suction inlet. Attach it to your filter pump (Fits the filter pump with 530 gal./h (2,006 L/h) flow rate and above) and watch as it starts to automatically gather debris.
What is a pool skimmer on Bestway pool?
Bestway Pool Surface Skimmer is a highly effective way of clearing debris from your above ground swimming pool. The surface skimmer simply hooks over the inside wall of your above ground pool, right near its suction inlet. Attached it to your filter pump and watch, as it starts to automatically gather debris.
How does a pool surface skimmer work?
How It Works. When the pool pump is running, the skimmer works by pulling water and floating debris from the pool surface through a pivoting flap called a weir. After the debris passes through the weir, it gets collected by the skimmer basket. This continues until the pool pump is turned off.
How is the skimmer on above ground pool?
Above ground pool skimmers are typically located in a unit that hangs on the side of the pool, with the basket slightly submerged in the water. It works much like an inground pool skimmer in that it pulls the top layers of water into the basket to filter out debris.
How do you connect a skimmer to a pump?
The first hose connects from the thru-wall skimmer on the pool to the front of the pump, also known as the strainer housing. On the skimmer there should be a fitting where the hose will connect. Loosen the clamps that came with the filter and slide them over the hose ends.
What is an above ground pool skimmer?
How many skimmers should a pool have?
How many skimmers do I need? The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) advises that there should be a minimum of one skimmer per 400 sq. ft. of pool surface area.
Where should a pool skimmer be placed?
Inground pool skimmers are a rectangular shape. Depending on the size of your pool will dictate how many skimmers the pool will have. They are located inside the pool, toward the top of the wall. Normal operation requires the skimmer to be filled to the middle of the skimmer with pool water.
Can I run pool pump without skimmer?
Depending on the location and type of your pool, you may decide that running it without a skimmer is too much work. If so, you can either turn the skimmer back on, or have one installed if you did not have one previously. In general, however, there is not problem with running a pool without a skimmer.
Should pool skimmers be on all the time?
Although it’s generally recommended that all the pool water undergo filtration every 24 hours, the pump does not need to run all the time. A proactive, productive and energy-saving maintenance activity is to remove the debris floating on the pool surface with a hand-held skimmer.