connects to a standard 1&1/2 inchthreadedreturn
jet -- where the water flows back into you pool..
Another PoolSkim installation video -- including tips for
straight pipe returns and eyeball fittings.
Step by Step Instructions
Turn off the pump.
Locate the returnjet
located on the side of your pool -- where the water flows back into the pool.
Unscrew the ring nut and then remove the ring and ball.
A fitting for a standard 1&1/2 inch
male or female threaded return is
included with every PoolSkim.
Screw the PoolSkim insert fitting (male or female) onto the return jet as firmly as possible.
your return jet is a straight pipe (unthreaded), then you will need
that will connect to the PoolSkim. Scroll down for additional information under
Connect the PoolSkim elbow from the
body of the PoolSkim to the connecting ring nut, o-ring and stub.
See above picture to
view elbow placements for various pool inlet (outflow return jet) locations.
Use the stainless
steel screws to fasten the connections.
Attach the clip-on bag to the outlet of
the body of the PoolSkim.
Attach the combination of stub, connecting ring nut, elbow,
clip-on bag and body to your pool return jet
on the connecting ring nut. Align the PoolSkim so that it is correctly
The body of the unit should be approximately 2-2.5 inches (5-6 cm)
below the water level.
Next, tighten the screws and the connecting ring nut.
Place the floating hat in the body of
the PoolSkim with the large hole
at the side of the hat
facing the clip-on bag. Turn on the pump. Water should start flowing into
the floating hat.
The PoolSkim will then begin skimming floating
debris into the clip-on bag.
Ensure that the PoolSkim is fully
secured by firmly screwing on all connections.
Install the PoolSkim so the that the
body of the unit is always approximately 2-2.5 inches (5-6 cm) under the water level.
Assure that the floating hat is correctly inserted into the body of the PoolSkim --
thelarge hole at the side of the floating hat must face the clip-on bag in order for
the PoolSkim to create a venturi that effectively draws floating debris.
Direct the PoolSkim to induce a flow
around the pool to bring all floating debris to the PoolSkim and to minimize
dead spots where debris can accumulate. Normally, the flow is parallel to
the wall; however, if your return jet is near a corner, you may need to
point the PoolSkim away from the wall at a 45 degree angle to ensure an
Maximize the skimming effect by
ensuring that your pump basket is clean.
If you have a second or third
return jet into the
pool, this flow from these returns can be reduced by using the supplied aimflow plates. For
pools that have more than three
return jets, additional aimflow
plates may be needed -- email email@example.com
and state the number of total return jets in your pool.
In order to prevent your Automatic Pool
Cleaner hose from floating over the PoolSkim, use the supplied BUMPER.
Separate the BUMPER, then insert the smaller blue knob from the bottom of the
rim of the floating hat into the larger knob from the top, using
a hole furthest away from the pool wall.
If the Automatic Pool Cleaner is
getting stuck on the PoolSkim, then either change the direction of the
PoolSkim or adjust your Automatic Pool Cleaner by moving the hose weight.
Every PoolSkim includes a fitting for a industry standard 1&1/2"
threaded return jet.
For other threaded returns, contact
If your return jet is a 1&1/2 inch unthreaded straight pipe,
then you will need an adapter that will connect to the PoolSkim. These fittings
work well with the PoolSkim.
Click the link below for details:
If your return jet is not 1&1/2 inches (either threaded or
The Circulator Company has reasonable cost adapters that will fit the PoolSkim.
Wes @ 561-208-6535 or email
info@poolskimusa for questions.
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