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A swimming pool needs proper circulation and constant filtration in order to maintain healthy, clean water. One of the ways to do this is with a pool skimmer kit. It helps to clean by skimming water and capturing floating debris such as leaves, flower petals, dirt, twigs, dead insects, and oily sunblock remnants while it's still on the surface of the water.
But what is a pool skimmer anyway? Pool skimmers capture floating debris before it can sink to the bottom of the pool. On inground pools, most skimmers are built into its upper sides where the suction draws debris and traps it. You can access your pool’s skimmer via the pool deck area through a hatch or trapdoor of sorts. Pool skimmer kits typically are designed for a convenient location to attach a suction line for a pool vacuum.
A pool skimmer is commonly made of plastic, (PVC), or precast concrete. The skimming action is carried out via the pool weir, which regulates the amount of water entering the skimmer. A skimmer must be installed with an equalizer line to help prevent air from being sucked into the system if evaporation causes the water level to drop below the weir level.
One of the most vital pool accessories are pool wall skimmers, which serve to remove floating debris from your pool so that the water is clean and enticing. Pool skimmers are important for both above ground and inground pools, and are installed near the surface of your pool to catch floating debris before it sinks to the bottom of your pool. The most common pool skimmer parts include skimmer baskets, skimmer covers, and the skimmer weir flap over which water flows.
Whether you’re looking for an above ground pool skimmer or inground pool skimmers is very important as they are quite different. Above ground pool skimmers contain a faceplate and gasket parts to seal up to both sides of the pool wall. In-ground pool skimmers also have faceplates and gaskets, but like concrete pool skimmers, are designed to be wrapped in concrete to hold them firmly to the pool deck and pool wall. A pool skimmer vac plate is a popular skimmer accessory that allows you to vacuum into the skimmer basket. This item seals up around the skimmer basket and traps vacuumed debris in the larger, much easier to empty skimmer basket, keeping your pump basket clean.
One of the most important skimmer pool parts, aside from the skimmer basket, is the skimmer weir. Foam filled weir doors allow for more effective skimming by speeding up water velocity. Also, skimmer weirs stand-up straight to keep debris trapped inside the skimmer when the pump shuts off. Skimmer equalizers or skimmer floats, and pool skimmer trimmer flaps, are used to balance water flow between the main drain and skimmer. We supply many swimming pool skimmer accessories to improve pool skimmer action, such as the Skim-It skimmer arm, or the Skim Bag skimmer filter bags, or the pool skimmer sock.
Leaking pool skimmers is a common issue because pool skimmers are usually constructed of plastic. The skimmer for your concrete pool may separate and can be repaired with plaster mix or epoxy pool putty. For vinyl pools, replacing the faceplate and gaskets fixes a leaking skimmer.
The swimming pool skimmer parts we offer include, but are not limited to, skimmer baskets, lids, collars, and weirs, to fit manufacturers Carvin, Champlain, Hayward, Jacuzzi, Kafko, Lomart, Pentair, Sta-Rite,, and Waterway swimming pool skimmers. Repairs for pool skimmers repairs are no difficult tasks. In most cases, skimmer parts simply need to be replaced and do not require an entire overhaul of the skimmer system. New lid or cover, basket or weir being the most frequently replaced parts of a pool skimmer. There are also gaskets, faceplates and screws in the event of a leaking vinyl pool skimmer or when replacing your pool liner.
For the other standalone skimmer, it serves the same function just manual. A pool skimmer net with pole allows pool owners to easily remove debris, bugs, leaves, grass, and all other particles floating at the surface of your water.
If you are wondering where to buy a pool skimmer, then look no further! Toronto Pool Supplies offer pool skimmers for sale and for pool skimmer replacement parts, search our page here for skimmer parts categorized by make and model. Shipping coast to coast across Canada, pool skimmers are available to ship right to your doorstep. Contact us today!