Just received my Poolskim & installed it easily. It is simple, once you
figure out what parts are needed. I only needed the inlet attachment &
one angled attachment for my pool. And BAM! DONE & DONE!! Leaves that
normally clog up my skimmer basket are flowing into my Poolskimmer bag!
What a simple idea the Poolskimmer is! AND no added electrical hook-ups,
hoses, hassles. I LOVE it! The only thing I would wish for is a bigger
bag, because I have lots of leaves this time of year. Thank you,
C. H. -
I recently purchased a PoolSkim and think it is great. Our pool is
always full of bugs and small leaves on the surface. If you don’t skim
them off, they eventually sink to the bottom and then they have to be
vacuumed. I read the reviews for PoolSkim and they were very positive
but I was rather skeptical that the PoolSkim would actually do what the
reviews said it would do in my pool. Installation was very simple and
easy. Watch the two suggested videos. I only used one of the supplied
Aimflow Plates for one of my return jets (I have three of them) to
increased the flow to the PoolSkim. That is all that I required so I
left the third return jet to flow as it was. At first I attached the
PoolSkim to one of my return jets and saw that the surface debris was
floating right past the PoolSkim. I was very disappointed. I have an
18x38’ pool and noticed that the bugs etc. were gathering in another
corner away from the PoolSkim. I re-installed the PoolSkim on that
return jet and it began to suck in everything in the area. Even some
small particles that floated past the PoolSkim would circle around and
come right back into the PoolSkim. So, try installing the PoolSkim in a
different return jet if you see it is not doing its job. After I remove
the solar blanket in the morning it seems to take about 2 hours for the
PoolSkim to clean the surface of debris and it keeps it clean all day.
No longer am I skimming throughout the day to keep the surface clean. My
main skimmer now has very little debris in it and the bottom of the pool
is much cleaner since the PoolSkim removes most of the debris before it
sinks. Also I am not emptying out the pump basket regularly since the
debris that used to sink to the bottom is not having to be vacuumed up.
There is so much less maintenance now with the PoolSkim. So read the
reviews and believe that the PoolSkim does what the company and other
users claim it does. As far as customer service, well that is as good as
the PoolSkim itself. I had several questions before I bought the
PoolSkim regarding shipping etc. and the e-mails I sent were replied to
within two hours every time, even on weekends. Great product!
J. A. - Ontario, Canada (7/26/16)
I called on Thursday because I was having problems
with the pool skim that I ordered directly from your web site. I wanted
to let you know what great customer service you provided. You stood
behind your product and assured me that once I got it installed properly
it would work wonders. You were right! My problem turned out to be that
my filter basket on the pool pump was not filling up fully and thus was
not creating enough force to the return jets.
Once I replaced an o ring
in my pump, the hook up was smooth (based on the advice given) and the
product works as advertised. I
ended up placing the PoolSkim on the return jet next in the shallow end. I have dogs that swim in the pool and the
pool skim catches the hair before it reaches the skimmers. Going to
save me a lot of time servicing my pool pump. Thank you for your
patience, time and understanding.
M. G. - MD (7/24/16)
I ordered the Poolskim, hooked it up this past weekend, and the results
are really fantastic. I started off by only using the bag that came
with the product. It worked well, but I did notice some of the smaller
debris going through. But, a good portion of it was also being
collected. I did add a knee high stocking, and that really seems to be
the best way to go. Maybe a suggestion could be to offer a finer bag as
an option to the current bag, especially for pools like mine that are
screen enclosed that don't get large debris at all in the pool, but get
plenty of the smaller kind. I can tell you that before using the Poolskim, my pool was basically not usable because of all the oak tree
stuff that covered the top. Just running it over the weekend made all
the difference in the world. It is very clean at this point.
P. L. - FL (5/07/16)
Your PoolSkim is truly the best product I have bought to improve the
water cleanliness and to reduce my pool maintenance. I will keep sharing
my positive feedback with neighbors and friends!
J. H. - NJ (9/22/15)
I just got my PoolSkim and it is fantastic. It clears the pool in no
time and keeps it perfect. We usually have a lot of flying insects and
leaves in the pool and now it is super clean. We had a storm last night
with lots of wind and flying debris and this morning the pool was
perfectly clean. Love this product.
R. T. - BC, Canada (6/30/15)
I received my PoolSkim about 2 weeks ago and can say it has given me a
new pool. I have never written a review on any product, but then I have
never bought a product that not only met, but exceeded, my
expectations. Thanks, and keep up the excellent work.
W. L. - VA (5/28/15)
I received this to review for my YouTube Channel. The unique thing
about this product is that it uses your existing return line to
basically create a secondary skimmer. And a highly effective skimmer
using the power of the pools return jet. It creates a vortex effect
with the water returning into the pool and traps the leaves and debris
in a large fine mesh bag.
I tested it on some pools on my route and it works great.
D.VB - CA (2/26/15)
I've now had your skimmer for about a year, and
it has performed beyond my highest expectations. Even Mr. Bernoulli
would be impressed that his discovery* would be so valuable -- *
Bernoulli's principle re fluid dynamics.
J.S. - CO (2/16/15)
the PoolSkim plumbed into my pool pond (13k gallons) and pump. I
turned it on and it cleaned the whole pond surface in about 15-30
minutes. It is amazing. On full flow it sucks up everything in the
pond including any curious fish, lol. I have it restricted to around
3-5 gpm to avoid over doing it and it still is working great as it
runs 24x7. On full flow, which probably is about 20 GPM (as you said),
it is like a black hole and sucks up everything that isn’t tied down.
It works 5 times faster on its own than the two built in pool skimmers
Thanks for a great product. It isn’t often I see things like this that
L.M. - TX (9/03/14)
I just received this product and
installed it with no problems. I am completely amazed at how
well it works. I have lots of grass and trees in my backyard
and I get a lot of debris in the pool. This is the best
investment I have made and the pool surface is pristine after
just a few hours.
M.A. - TX (7/18/14)
Just wanted to say how awesome
this product is. Best 100 bucks I have spent on my pool.
This is the best product you can
spend your money on to make owning a pool with trees that drop
debris into your pool. I am so impressed at how this product
works and at the ease of emptying the bag it's a true time
saver and my pool never looked cleaner. No moving parts to
break and once you have it adjusted, well just sit back and
enjoy the pool the way it was intended to be enjoyed. Great
product and so easy to install, now back to enjoying my pool.
I have an inground pool that is
leaking water from a underground PVC pipe that runs between
the skimmer and the filter. I called the previous owner and he
said that this pool skimmer device was in the pool house. He
told me that it works great and that he used it during the
times he was away for long periods of time, instead of the
regular skimmer. We have a lot of foliage falling into the
pool and the regular skimmer stayed clogged while he was away.
Rather than spending a lot of money, that I don't have,
PoolSkim has saved our swimming season, this is working great.
Thanks for all your help. Went to the pool store today to
check my water and realized I was making some very basic 101
pool mistakes! My water level was low and it wasn't producing
enough power to my returns. I added more water and a did a few
extra steps to increase pressure and flow and poolSkim started
to work great!
Took some tweaking to maximize the suction effect, but now
it's working awesome. Looking to add a great review to the rest
of the happy customers! Can't see having a pool without one!
M.P. - FL (12/03/13)
It is rare that I
take the time to write a review of a product, but I felt the need
to send my comments on the PoolSkim. I received and installed it
a couple of weeks ago. The installation was super easy and I was
amazed on how quickly it began sucking in leaves and other
debris. The PoolSkim has made a huge difference in how we use our
pool. We no longer have to manually skim the pool, so it is ready
to use at a moment’s notice. We used to spend 15+ minutes
skimming the pool each time we wanted to use it. Now we can jump
right in at any time, no manual skimming needed. Thank you so
much for this incredible product and time saver.
L.R. - NY (7/03/12)
I recently purchased a pool skim
and was a bit skeptical that it would work as well as stated
by the reviews. I have now had it installed in my pool ( 39”
long by 18” wide) for about 3 weeks. First a bit of history
regarding my pool I have had it about 30 years, it has 2
returns, I have a Hayward variable speed motor. My property is
surrounded by a lot of trees that belong to the neighbors and
city, My problem was that I had to manually skim the pool
daily and was getting tired of doing this every day. After
installation of the pool skim I have not had to skim my pool
once since installing it. It skims even the fine white ash
that fall of the trees and normally would cause havoc with my
filter. In short I recommend this product to everyone. My pool
has never looked so clean in 30 years day after day, the real
test will be in the fall when we experience the heavy leaf
fall.. Installation was easy, what I did was a dry fit first
to see how it actually fits together and then installed it in
the pool. The only problem I had was determining which return
to use. I run my motor at 2800 RPM,s for about 2 hours and it
cleans my pool completely and take a lot of work off my
automatic pool cleaner. The pool skim bag must be cleaned at
least once a week.
Thank you for such a wonderful product.
J.B. - CA (6/03/13)
I received my Poolskim yesterday and
installed it this morning. It is very refreshing to buy something
that is all it is advertised to be. Excellent product.
G.E. - FL
Just dropping in to say
THANKS! What an amazing product! Our 24' x 42' inground swimming pool is
surrounded by two tiers of hedges and trees beyond those. My kids
absolutely love not having to skim the pool each day. Even after a heavy
thunderstorm the pool is clear of debris within a couple of hours. We
use our pool almost year round here on the gulf coast in Alabama and
this has been one of the best investments we have made for the pool.
M.F. - AL
I installed my
PoolSkim this afternoon. I always worry about
doing-it-myself....those 'easy to install' items aren't always...easy to
install!! And I have to admit that it did take me a little time to
get the instructions to work for me, but I'm proud to say I did manage to
get the PoolSkim connected to my pool without too much trouble. I
even cut the piece of PVC tube to the correct size myself!
What I wanted to
express in this email is this......WOW!!! When I turned my pool
filter/pump back on I was AMAZED at the way the PoolSkim went to work!!
Every little floating bug, fuzzball and leaf was sucked into the PoolSkim
with unbelievable speed! I stood there watching it work...it was
mesmerizing! I let it do its job for about an hour and a half, and
checked on it again. My water surface was PRISTINE! Usually I
would see the normal collection of bugs, twigs, leaves, etc, floating
around completely ignoring the skimmer basket. But with the
PoolSkim hard at work, there was ABSOLUTELY NOTHING on the water's
surface. I have to say....this is the best money I've spent on my
pool EVER! I am going to order one for my friend's pool. She
has a lot of trees in her back yard, and keeping her pool clean is a real
challenge. This will make her pool cleaning chores a lot
easier...and I KNOW she'll LOVE THAT!
I just want to say
THANK YOU for this wonderful product, and your help the other day on the
I LOVE my POOLSKIM!!
I am one grateful pool owner and happy customer. J.S. - OH
This product works so well, I
am ordering a second one for my spa. I have a large in-ground pool
sits under oak and cedar trees, and PoolSkim cleared the surface in less
than 30 minutes. My pool service has stopped threatening to sneak in my
yard at night and cut down all my trees….Thanks
for a great product that delivers what it promises! M.T. - TX
I absolutely enjoy my Poolskim. I had a
dead spot in the steps where everything would accumulate.
Not anymore. I dare say that Poolskim works better than my
in the wall skimmer. I am going to recommend that my local
pool shop carry the Poolskim and replacement bags.
D.D. - NC
skimmer is truly a timesaver for pool owners with trees! J.F. - FL
purchased a PoolSkim skimmer earlier this year and absolutely love it.
It has essentially eliminated hours of hand skimming and made my pool debris
free. E.M. - NC
received a PoolSkim as a gift. I looked at the size of the box and thought
how could something this small work in our pool. What a surprise, it
works great! We no longer waste our time cleaning leaves and other floating
debris from our pool. A.S. - TX
I must admit that the PoolSkim is the
best pool product I have ever purchased since I have had my pool. I bought
it late last week from your site and I just received and installed it. It is
working like a charm. I tried and returned almost everything out there to
deal with the leaves and other stuff that my Oak trees shed. Nothing seems
to be as consistent and solid as your product. PoolSkim works great even
though my pool cleaner and Spa spill-over run at the same time. Thanks for
creating this wonderful product. S.M. - TX
I live in Eastern Massachusetts and
own an outdoor, in-ground pool. I used to open my pool in late June because
a lot of pollen and small debris from trees would fall on the surface of the
pool during May and removing them manually was very time consuming. PoolSkim
cut this cleaning job dramatically and encouraged me to open the pool much
earlier. This year I opened it in April! My family and I enjoy our beautiful
clean pool. G.B. - MA
This is an
absolute jewel. My pool is surrounded by trees and the prevailing winds
blow the surface debris away from the skimmer. The return I am using
with the Poolskim is in the exact spot where the debris is blown to. My
pool has never looked so good or been so little work
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
G.R. - Canada
Installed my PoolSkim today. Took all of 5 minutes
and it works perfectly - even with multiple jets around the pool. All the
parts I needed were included. I just used the 1&1/2 inch adapter, the
attachment ring and one of the 90' elbows. Piece of cake! B.P. - TX
fantastic product you have in the PoolSkim. We recently hooked it up
(which was easy as can be), and are truly amazed at what a fantastic job
it does in keeping the surface free from ALL debris. Wow! I was always
annoyed that the surface water was never “clean” enough for me. Now, our
pool really sparkles! I am a huge fan of the PoolSkim and I highly
recommend it. [Contrary to my concerns about robotic pool cleaners
knocking it around, we have not experienced that with our cleaner]. M.A. - Canada
I should have
added another sentence in my review... PoolSkim should be standard
operating equipment on all pools - it is that good. M.A. - Canada
I love the Poolskim! It saves countless hours of manually skimming the
pool. I do have a great deal of vegetation in my yard including some
trees that shed little items and two long hair dogs which there is usually
floating fur. I found that the smaller debris often goes through the net
that came with the skimmer. I now attach a knee high stocking to the
collar where the net is attached and then put the net over this to secure
it. It catches everything! While its capacity is not as great as
the net, it is very efficient with the smaller debris. I just pick the
least expensive ones up at Walmart and for $5 I have about 20 (10 pairs
for $5 a bargain for 25 cents each). This also allows me to change and
put a new one on without having to clean the other first. P.C. - CA