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    Default Too Much floating debris overloading skimmer.

    Ok within two hours of emptying my skimmer basket it was full again with wasps as was the pump basket. The pump was sucking air. I need to find a floating skimmer with a large leaf canister. Iíve looked at the Aladdin No-Niche Skimmer I wonder if I could pull out the basket and plumb a leaf canister in line? I would love to try the Dragonfly skimmer http://usaink.com/dragonfly/ but 300.00 plus buy a canister? I literally have to turn the pump off to go to the store. Forget about a weekend out of town. BTW they donít sting they are a beneficial parasitic wasp that lays its eggs in beetle larva. And even if I could get rid of wasps I have similar problems with leaves the other six months of the year.

    thanks again
    jennifer

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    Default Re: Too Much floating debris overloading skimmer.

    What about mounting a leaf rake in the water before the skimmer, I saw a picture of that someplace before. I think on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-SKIMZI...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Default Re: Too Much floating debris overloading skimmer.

    Thats pretty cool I hadn't seen that I could rig a net over the skimmer in a pinch. Great idea keep them comming folks!

    jennifer

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    Default Re: Too Much floating debris overloading skimmer.

    I think the idea is that you could rig it up before the skimmer, I would not do it in front of it, if it clogs up too much then it could stop the water from going in and burn up the pump.

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    Default Re: Too Much floating debris overloading skimmer.

    Check out this thread...

    http://www.poolforum.com/pf2/showthr...light=poolskim

    gwrace1 was a volunatry guinea pig for a bunch of stuff. He settled on a $65 venturi device.

    http://www.thepoolskimmer.com/
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    Default Re: Too Much floating debris overloading skimmer.

    Quote Originally Posted by sevver
    I think the idea is that you could rig it up before the skimmer, I would not do it in front of it, if it clogs up too much then it could stop the water from going in and burn up the pump.
    Yes basically the same problem I have now. The quantity of critters I have now would stop the flow through the leaf rake and then divert them to the skimmer it would buy some time though. I never know when they will hit. I checked the skimmer at noon and had none two hours later I had both the skimmer and the pump basket full. I have to go check it again it will be the third time to empty the basket at least I have the skimmer sock on so I don't have to empty the pump basket. At least I know with all the great folks here we will find a solution.
    thanks
    jen

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    Default Re: Too Much floating debris overloading skimmer.

    Quote Originally Posted by leejp
    Check out this thread...

    http://www.poolforum.com/pf2/showthr...light=poolskim

    gwrace1 was a volunatry guinea pig for a bunch of stuff. He settled on a $65 venturi device.

    http://www.thepoolskimmer.com/
    Yes this was a great thread I was following it what I need is capacity hopefully gwrace1 will chime in let us know how much it can hold.

    Thanks

    jen

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    Unhappy Re: Too Much floating debris overloading skimmer.

    Time to make the donuts oops I mean check the basket again.

    jennifer

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    Default Re: Too Much floating debris overloading skimmer.

    I wonder if I could plumb a leaf canister in after the skimmer and just remove the skimmer basket when conditions are bad? Any thoughs?

    thanks again
    jennifer

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    Default Re: Too Much floating debris overloading skimmer.

    We have a huge problem with flying ants, bees, wasps and hornets of late because there is a drought so the pool is the only water around. I could easily empty that FULL skimmer out once every 2 hrs if we did not do something about it. We have decided to keep the solar blanket on until use each time. We still get a LOT, but much less when there is not a big swath of open water.
    Beats driving to the lake!
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