The term “skimmer pool” comes from a device called skimmer. This unit is used to collect the surface layer of the water so it can be filtered and treated. The skimmer is under the top edge of the swimming pool.The system carries the water through the skimmer to the filtration unit & delivers back after active filtration on the opposite side, which means the water travels vertically.
Pool skimmers are found in every pool and are considered one of the most important features. The rectangular openings located on the side of an in-ground pool are referred to as built-in skimmers. There are also robotic skimmers available or automatic skimmers hung from the sides of an above ground pool. Depending on the size of the pool, you may have one or more skimmers installed.
Pool skimmers are designed to draw water from the surface and suck it through the pool’s filtration system. About the top 1/8 inch of water is drawn into the skimmer helping remove the contaminants and debris such as sunscreen, hair and leaves from the pool before they sink to the bottom. This occurs without most swimmers even noticing as the suction power is so discrete.
Pool skimmers are the starting point of pool circulation, and act as a gateway to your pool’s filtration system.
Pool pump sucks water into the skimmers & as the water passes through the skimmer basket, it’s cleared of larger debris that would cause a blockage if it made it all the way to your pump or filter. It also allows the filter to do its job of pulling the smaller contaminants out so the water that makes its way back into your pool through the returns is cleaner.
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First, we were so surprised that you were able to provide the pool we wanted in the budget we specified. Not only did you build us a beautiful pool that exactly suited our budget and our needs, you gave us exactly what we wanted, plus more, and we did not have to sacrifice one item on our 'wish list'. You truly exceeded our expectations.
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by Akshit Reddy
We absolutely LOVE the low maintenance Integrated filtration system. It is so low maintenance. We've had quite a number of pool parties since July and everyone loves the softness of the water and the absence of chemicals in their hair and swimsuits.
Our family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the opportunity to build such a beautiful pool at a price we could afford. It has truly turned our home into a haven for us, our friends and our family and has brought us so much enjoyment to us over the past months.
Your company has been a true pleasure to work with. We are happy to recommend your company to anyone who wants a quality pool at a very fair price."
by Sheetal Jain
"I am writing to let you know how absolutely thrilled we are with our new pool. We have worked with many contractors in the past but none have come close to the professionalism and quality workmanship your company provided. The construction of our pool was completed quickly and flawlessly.
My biggest thank you, however, goes to Sekhar, he was integral in our decision to choose Pools. We knew little about your company and were hesitant to go with an "unknown" but Sekhar's demeanor, patience and willingness to work with us on our decking choice, design and budget was unsurpassed. He helped answer all of our questions without putting any pressure on us to sign a contract.
The workmanship and quality of your pool speaks for itself. Every neighbor, family member and friend who has seen it comments on how absolutely beautiful it is and how they feel like they are at a resort in our backyard.
Thanks for helping us transform our backyard into something we will enjoy for years to come!"
by Neelima Tandon
I can say with absolutely honesty the project was a delight, from the initial meeting until completion.
The work happened on time and I knew every step of the process what was done and why, so I have no hesitation in recommending “Joy Pool” to anyone.
I love my pool and thank you all for your patience, good nature and absolute professionalism."
by Tariq Hussian
Thanks so much. You really did a fabulous job and we enjoyed “creating” with you . . . We are extremely pleased with the results and appreciate how stress-free the entire process was for us.”