Pool skimmers act as the opening to your pool filter, grabbing debris that floats on your pool’s surface so the skimmer basket and then filter can catch it, keeping your pool free from debris. These skimmers mount to the wall on above ground pools, making them relatively easy to replace, modify or update when needed. Wall skimmers for in-ground pools are slightly more complicated since inground pool walls are usually cement, plaster, gunite or fiberglass, the walls tend to be “built around" the skimmer. Either way, the skimmer’s function and operation is the same, grabbing water from the pool for the pool filter to remove debris before returning clean water back to the pool.
Whether you have an inground or above ground pool, there are different options to what types of wall skimmers you can use along with many accessories to make your skimmers work more efficiently and effectively. Wide mouth skimmers have a wider, sometimes shorter, opening to help funnel debris like bugs, grass clippings, leaves and other contaminants into the skimmer basket and down to the pool filter. Some pool skimmers also have a water leveling feature where you attach a garden hose to a built-in fitting, and when your pool’s water level is sensed to be low, this type of wall skimmer fills the pool back to full using water from the hose. There are different types of skimmer doors as well. Skimmer doors help block the largest items like floating pool toys or floating chlorinators from clogging your pool filter lines while allowing the debris you want removed to make it past.
PoolProducts.com carries a wide variety of pool skimmers and all the accessories you may need to keep your skimmer and pool filter working properly and efficiently. If you have any questions regarding which wall skimmer is right for you, give our knowledgeable, friendly pool professionals a call at (8) 983-7665.