Rain & Skimmer Box Water Level

So it is raining… Great for farmers, or for getting your low swimming pool water level topped up. However, did you know if your pool water level gets too high, that it can stop your skimmer box from working? Yes, rain has a drawback if you’re a swimming pool owner. But at least the fix is simple.

This post shares practical advice about how to keep your pool’s skimmer box in peak working form, and how to keep your swimming pool in tip-top shape overall during the rainy season.

Why Your Pool Skimmer Box Water Level Matters

It is recommended you have your water level between one-third and one-half up the swimming pool skimmer box opening. If the level is higher than that, it may slow or even stop debris from being pulled into the skimmer box through the plate or valve. This means that there will be floating debris left on your pool water surface as a result.

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A pool skimmer box water level getting a bit too high.

Please ensure you check your water level regularly, even during winter, and drain or backwash to ensure your pool surface is bug and dirt free.

Note: If you have garden beds near your pool, run off of debris can affect your water quality and balance. If you need a local pool professional to help check your water, why not visit one of our friendly local stores? All you need to do is enter your postcode, and we’ll help you find a pool professional that is reputable and known for doing great pool cleaning work. You can also ask him any other questions about your pool skimmer box performance.

In Summary: It’s best to keep your pool skimmer box water level at one-third to one-half up its opening. For this reason, rain can pose problems only if you or a pool professional cannot tend to the rising levels. It’s a simple fix to keep the skimmer working as it should, so just in case you didn’t know, these are the water levels to keep it at.

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