ABOUT THE POOLSKIM
By collecting surface debris before it arrives at the skimmer box, the PoolSkim reduces the workload of the filtration system thereby increasing its lifespan. It also works in conjunction with all suction pool cleaners making them more efficient.
ATTACHES TO THE RETURN
The PoolSkim attaches to the return and uses the power of water coming back to the pool to create a venturi, which draws surface water, and floating debris to it like a magnet. The debris is caught in an easy to clean clip on bag.
WORKS IN CONJUNCTION WITH YOUR POOL CLEANER
Because the PoolSkim uses the return water flow, it can work in tandem with suction Automatic Pool Cleaners halving their workload.
SELF-ADJUSTS TO WATER LEVEL
The PoolSkim has a floating hat that self-adjusts to the water level, so it always skims effectively even if rain or evaporation alters the water level.
REDUCES FILTRATION SYSTEM WORKLOAD
When the pump or skimmer basket is clogged, water to the pump is severely restricted which can lead to pump burnout. Even when the PoolSkim bag is full, water flow is not blocked.
This innovative product is flexible enough to fit virtually any pool. It comes with a range of fittings allowing installation in new or existing pools. It is suitable for above-ground, in-ground, concrete, vinyl or fibreglass pools.
Some background on the PoolSkim
The PoolSkim was invented in South Africa by George Danks and Henry Spradbury.
Unfortunately, Henry died in a car accident before the first production run, and it was left to the family to realise his dream.
The PoolSkim won GOLD at INPEX (Invention and New Product Exposition -Pittsburgh, USA), the worlds largest invention show.
We are proud to say that the PoolSkim has been accepted by Swimming Pool professionals across the world.
The logo of the PoolSkim depicts an African Skimmer bird that flies low over water skimming the surface with its long beak in search of prey.
The PoolSkim also skims the water for its prey. Using a venturi suction the PoolSkim draws surface water and floating debris to it like a magnet.
Swimming pools vary across the world, and the PoolSkim is packed with a variety of fittings to cover the vast majority of situations.
If any problems, please contact your local Pool Professional or Distributor for assistance.
This video shows an installation for a pool with a screw on aimflow/eyeball fitting where the water returns to the pool. Most pools have this sort of return. Some pools have a pipe with no fitting. The Australian PoolSkim comes with a fitting that slides into the pipe and a bung that is tapped in to secure the fitting to the inside of the return pipe.
This video shows some additional tips for installation.
Ensure that the PoolSkim is fully secured by firmly screwing on all connections.
Install the PoolSkim so the that the body of the unit is always approximately 2-2.5 inches (5-6 cm) under the water level.
Assure that the floating hat is correctly inserted into the body of the PoolSkim -- the large cut-out at the bottom of the floating hat must face the clip-on bag in order for the PoolSkim to create a venturi that effectively draws floating debris.
Direct the PoolSkim to induce a flow around the pool to bring all floating debris to the PoolSkim and to minimize dead spots where debris can accumulate. Normally, the flow is parallel to the wall; however, if your return jet is near a corner, you may need to point the PoolSkim away from the wall at a 45 degree angle to ensure an effective flow.
Maximize the skimming effect by ensuring that your pump basket is clean.
If you have a second or third return jet into the pool, this flow from these returns can be reduced by using the supplied aimflow restrictors.
If the Automatic Pool Cleaner is getting stuck on the PoolSkim, then either change the direction of the PoolSkim or adjust your Automatic Pool Cleaner by moving the hose weight.
When using the elbows and pipe to get the PoolSkim at the correct depth - keep the connections as compact as possible by cutting the pipe.