Renegade In-ground Skimmer
What's up, fellow blog enthusiasts and ePoolSupply supporters. Back here with you all again to talk about a cool pool product that is on the market and able to be purchased today! Now this isn’t something you can add to a preexisting pool unless you are having it remodeled and tearing out all the old equipment which let’s be honest can become a very expensive venture but if you are building a new pool then this is the product for you.
Today we will be discussing what pool skimmers are and how they operate. This particular model is made by our beloved friends over at Waterway who design, engineer, and manufacture their products here in our great land of the United States of America. The skimmer in particular that we will be going over today is the Waterway Renegade in-ground pool skimmer.
What Is a Pool Skimmer?
Pool skimmers can be described simply as small to medium-sized openings built or plumbed into the side of an in-ground pool. It sucks in pool water, cleans it, then pushes the filtered water back out into the pool. This helps reduce the amount of debris that would normally need to be removed manually with your pool pole and net. The skimmer is a very important part of the filtration process in a swimming pool, so it is vital to maintain these products and repair them when needed.
How Is This Skimmer Different from a Venturi-powered Skimmer?
The Renegade Skimmer is guaranteed to be a vital part of your pool’s cleaning and circulation system. Ordinary skimmers like the one feature in this blog post pull water from the pool by way of the pool pump. The pump pushes the water through the filter and back into your pool. A venturi skimmer can account for twice the cleaning power because it doubles the skimming action without using the suction created by your pool pump. Venturi skimmers are ideal for in-floor cleaning systems that use low-flow variable speed or 2-speed pool pumps. In the case that you are building a pool with an in-floor cleaning system this skimmer may not fit your specific want and or needs. But if you are not building a pool with that specific type of system then you may want to consider this awesome product.
- NSF Approved with a Flow Rate of 75 GPM
- PVC sockets for better glue joints
- 2" socket is 2 1/2" spigot for more flow
- 1/2" socket for the overflow hose
- Easy access to spring-loaded weir door simplifies replacement
- Optional float valve
- Optional skimmer test kit
Overall, this is an extremely well-thought-out and designed product made specifically for inground gunite pools. This information should make the process of picking a brand-new pool skimmer simple and easy. The hardest decision should only be what color option will match your pool best. We hope you found this information in this blog to be useful and if you still have lingering questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us directly, we are just a call and a click away. Also, don't forget to check out the video below for more details and visuals. From all of us here at ePoolSupply thank you for reading along and keep on swimming!