Kingston Pools and Hot Tubs – Proper level of water at the skimmer

You should keep your swimming pool water level between one third and one half the way up the opening of the pool skimmer. This is the level at which the swimming pool skimmers operate most efficiently.

If the level is higher than half way up, the water moving into the skimmer is going so slow that debris may pass by the opening without being pulled in. If the pool water is so high that it covers the skimmer opening, floating debris can’t get in.

If the water is too low the skimmer can bottom out, thereby sucking air into the system which can result in losing the prime (water moving through the system) and possibly result in burning up your  pump.

You can easily lower the level of your pool water by turning your sand filter to drain/waste and allowing the water to run out through the backwash hose or you can backwash to clean the sand and lower your water level.

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