PoolSkim Pool Skimmer and Pool Cleaner
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- Award-winning automatic pool skimmer
- Self-Adjusting to Water Level
- Cleaning Made Easy
- Connects to Standard 1-1/2 inch Threaded Return outflow jet
- Reduces Workload on Filtration System
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|Item Dimensions||9 x 9 x 9 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0695745000011|
|Shipping Weight||4 pounds|
The award-winning PoolSkim uses the power of the water returning to the pool to create a venturi suction that draws all floating debris from the entire area of your pool -- even where debris collects in dead spots. Leaves, helicopters, bugs, grass clippings, hair, pollen...even dust are drawn to the PoolSkim like a magnet and collected in a sturdy nylon mesh clip-on bag. The patented design of the PoolSkim sets it apart from most automatic pool skimmers in debris removal and durability. The PoolSkim effectively removes debris from all areas of any size pool, while improving circulation. Constructed of high-quality polyurethane and PVC pipe connectors, the PoolSkim will last season after season. If you want a first-rate automatic pool skimmer that will solve your pool debris problem and will give you more leisure time to enjoy your pool, the PoolSkim is your answer to keep your pool sparkling -- season after season! Pool Owner Reviews.
Top customer reviews
Then I tried the PoolSkim. This is the solution!
No worries about damaging the pump because it uses a return (NOT SUCTION) where the water flows back into your pool. It's genius -- the strong flow essentially creates a vacuum in the PoolSkim, sucking in everything that floats by, pushing it down and through the PoolSkim's filter media (see the video). It will actually take a load off your pump and filter by redirecting most detritus to the PoolSkim filter, which is easily cleaned with a spray from your hose.
Now, anytime our pool is covered with bugs after a downpour, this thing clears it out within a couple hours, where the SkimmerMotion took days and still required some manual skimming. It's fun to watch it work.
Before buying it I scoured the PoolSkim reviews and learned that knee-high pantyhose help filter out the tiniest bugs, dog hair, whatever. Works flawlessly! Kind of gross when you eventually toss it out, but man, what a huge difference. Also makes cleanup of the filter bag much easier. One caveat -- It's not the prettiest thing.
The filter media does need a couple rocks to help keep it underwater, esp. if you use the knee-highs. Little air bubbles collect on the filter bag material, and with the knee-highs a bubble forms inside it, causing it to want to float. Just weight it down a bit.
Can't recommend this highly enough! If you're debating this or the SkimmerMotion, no contest. Buy this!
So I installed the Pool Skim, and after tinkering with the placement (I have four returns, all in the corners), I put the pump into regular filter mode and watched. A small venturi effect started in the skimmer, which created a larger whirlpool effect on the surface, and like bugs to a light, all the junk floating in my pool began marching directly into the skimmer. Simply amazing. If you look in just the right light, you can see the surface whirlpool effect and the dirt/dust/dog hair lining up to make its way to the Pool Skimmer. I cranked up the pump speed to "Clean" mode and the whirlpool effect increased to the point where the dirt was crashing into the Pool Skim like it was going over a waterfall.
The product works perfectly as designed with no impact to my circulation. I did put a smaller nozzle on the return at the far corner to help push dirt away from that corner and towards the Pool Skim, although I may just end up getting another Pool Skim for that corner as my L shaped pool does possibly need more coverage. Also, it took some tinkering with the elbows and extension to get the perfect flow without any backwash from the return exit. I now have it placed equidistant from both corner walls about 8 inches from each (see picture), and the whirlpool dirt sucking effect is perfected.
If I had any one complaint its that the net is not fine, which lets some of the finer dirt back out the return flow, but that's such a minor issue compared to how well it actually pulls in and traps most everything floating on the surface.
Finally, a clean pool with no manual intervention on my part (the Dolphin electric vaccum handles the floor and sides for me already). Now I can spend the summer doing what I want - bragging about how clean my pool is.
Well done Pool Skim!