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    Does skimmer need separate pump/filter

    I have read differing accounts about whether or not a skimmer needs a separate pump/filter. If possible Iíd like a skimmer but to run this into the pipe from the bottom drain to the filter with a T piece and a single pump after the filter (Kockney koi 10000v). Will this work?



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    Hi Clive,yes it would work but you would need ideally a valve on the bottom drain and on the skimmer to balance the flow to suit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Hi Clive,yes it would work but you would need ideally a valve on the bottom drain and on the skimmer to balance the flow to suit.
    I'm thinking of possibly running my main filter and the skimmer line through the same sieve but with 2 separate returns. Looks like I'll need an extra couple of 3" ball valves now.
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    Got to be done Frim if you want it to work ok.
    I use two old 4ins slide valves which I was given and they work fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Got to be done Frim if you want it to work ok.
    I use two old 4ins slide valves which I was given and they work fine.
    Thanks John.

    Get it done as in finished quicker than my QT system or get it done as in add the valves etc

    Just out of interest, I know ball valves have a flow direction on them but do slide valves have the same? Only reason is the ones on my QT system were holding water back before but since moving and rebuilding the system literally none of them are holding water back now!!! I don't remember seeing arrows on them when I bought them years ago.
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