SkimmerMotion does not have enough suction

Created by haroldo level, Modified on Mon, 06 Jun 2022 at 03:01 PM by haroldo level

Before any adjustment, please check your pool filter is clean and there is no debris in your Pump basket. 

SkimmerMotion Suction adjustment too low: Inside the basket of SkimmerMotion you will see 3 holes and a DOT you need to align with the base in order to set the Whirlpool suction power. #2, move to #1 if needed.

Increase Suction diverted to the SkimmerMotion & Bottom pool cleaner:
With your Automatic pool cleaner properly adjusted, SkimmerMotion should have the required suction to operate at an optimal level.
After initial installation you will need to increase the suction power of your system, increasing (a bit) the valve that controls the suction line (located near the pool Pump). At the pool pump, close the Main Drain, decrease wall Skimmer suction, increase suction to the Suction port connected to SkimmerMotion.

Pool Filter Clogged:
Clean the PUMP BASKET and the Filter, especially after starting to use SkimmerMotion, since tiny debris will flow to the filter, you'll need to clean the filter more frequently.

CHECK O-RING: As a test, eliminate the O-RING on top of the basket, the O-RING prevent bigger leaves to get into the basket center and block the hose, but the O-RING position also influences the Vortex strength. Eliminate it temporally to test if that is a problem. 

Variable speed pump: SkimmerMotion will need around 2900 RPM for at least 4 hours per day to operate.

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