Device skimmer - what is it
Often, owners of country houses, in the presence of necessary space, think about their own pool or decorative pond. A modern pool or a reservoir is a complex construction with various technological equipment. One of the necessary devices to maintain the purity of water is the skimmer. What is it and what is it for?
What is a skimmer
In the upper layer of water (up to a depth of 40 centimeters) there is a large part of various pollutants such as pollen from trees, hair of bathing, small leaves and other debris. To eliminate this trouble, specialized equipment - a skimmer - comes to the rescue.
The name comes from the English word, when translated into Russian, it means "take pictures" (with something). Skimmer is a fairly simple device for collecting upper water with subsequent filtration.
Depending on the type of pool, they are divided into two types: hinged and built-in. The first option (hinged) is suitable for small and shallow pools. For large suits built-in cleaner. For artificial reservoirs it will be necessary to have another special device floating.
What is this device? The principle of its operation is simple: the water circulates through the funnel with a filter net, and thus the cleaning takes place. The undoubted convenience of such a skimmer is that it can be installed even after the construction of the pool.
When installing the device on a street pool, you need to pay attention to the direction of the wind, because with its help, the flow of water can be created, and due to this, its purification will intensify. If the pool is located in the room, additionally, together with the cleaning device, it is necessary to install water return nozzles.
What it is? This is a cleaning design, consisting of a metal or plastic tank, to which a water intake pipe is connected. Its installation is carried out at the stage of the construction of the pool bowl. There is also a window for receiving water, which, passing through the filter, returns to the pool. It is mandatory that the cleaning structure and the coarse filter are present in order to avoid large debris elements entering the pipeline.
When choosing a skimmer, it is worthwhile to focus on the material of the treatment plant. It can be plastic, stainless steel or bronze. In addition, the criterion of choice can serve as material for the execution of the pool bowl: concrete or film. The number of devices will depend on the volume and size of the bowl. On average, one skimmer can handle up to 25 square meters of pool area.
And the pond will help clean the skimmer!
That this is a device to control the purity of water, the owners of artificial ponds or decorative ponds know firsthand. Unfortunately, they do not possess a system of self-cleaning and filtration, as occurs in natural reservoirs. Unlike the pool, the use of a built-in or hinged device in a pond is not always technically possible. In this case, pay attention to the floating skimmer.
The principle of operation of this device is such that by means of the pump the upper contaminated layer of water is sucked in, filtered and returned to the reservoir. To optimize the operation, the frequency of application of the skimmer depends on the degree of contamination of the reservoir. It should be noted that its use in the complete set with the pump allows you to filter the upper layers of water, the temperature of which is much higher than in the deep ones. The temperature at the depth remains unchanged, it helps to prevent the growth of algae.
Also, modern technologies offer consumers cleaning floating structures that work on solar panels. And in the presence of a sufficient number of sunny days there is the possibility of additional energy savings.
Proper equipment for the pool or pond allows you to seamlessly maintain clean water and enjoy the rest.