skimmer for concrete pools owner`s manual and installation guide

skimmer for concrete pools owner`s manual and installation guide
SKIMMER FOR CONCRETE POOLS
OWNER’S MANUAL AND INSTALLATION GUIDE
To Installers: Read and follow these instructions. Give these
instructions to the facility owner to keep for future reference. Follow all
codes and regulations that apply to the design, installation and use of
suction outlet fittings.
NOTICE
WARNING
Paraskim and Paraskim V must be installed in accordance with
Paramount’s written instruction manual, and in conformity with
applicable Federal, State, Local and Swimming pool industry building
and safety codes.
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Published 051617
Signal Words and Symbols Used In This Manual
This Owner’s Manual and Installation Guide contains specific precautions and symbols
to identify safety-related information. You will find DANGER, CAUTION, WARNING
and NOTICE symbols which require special attention. Please read them carefully and
follow these precautions as indicated! They will explain how to avoid hazards that may
endanger you or persons using or maintaining your pool or spa.
DANGER
WARNING
CAUTION
NOTICE
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which,
if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which,
if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation which,
if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE is used to address practices not related to physical
injury.
PLEASE REVIEW THE OWNER’S MANUAL AND INSTALLATION GUIDE IN
ITS ENTIRETY AND HEED ALL SAFETY INFORMATION. Failure to follow these
instructions and warnings can result in DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
SUCTION ENTRAPMENT HAZARD:
DANGER
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY will result if a drain cover or grate
is not installed and used correctly.
• Pool and spa pumps produce high levels of suction and move high
volumes of water, which can cause death or serious injury if a person comes in close proximity to
pool or spa drains.
• Keep clear of pool and spa drains to avoid death or serious injury from suction.
DANGER
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY will result from hair entanglement or
limb entrapment.
• Keep clear of pool and spa drains.
• Hair sucked into pool or spa drains will tangle and knot trapping the
swimmer underwater. Avoid placing your hair near a pool or spa drain.
• Avoid sitting on pool or spa drains because the suction can cause
severe intestinal damage, evisceration, and/or disembowelment.
DANGER
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY will result from pool or spa drain covers or
grates that are improperly installed, missing, clogged, or broken.
• Inspect pool and spa before each use to ensure that drain covers and
grates are properly in place and secured.
• Ensure that drain covers are not damaged, cracked, broken, loose, clogged, not properly secured, or
missing because these conditions increase the chance of death or serious injury from entrapment.
• If a drain cover is discovered damaged, cracked, broken, loose, clogged, not properly secured, or
missing, you should:
• Close the pool or spa immediately; and,
•P
ost a closure notice and keep the pool or spa closed until an appropriate ANSI/APSP -16-2011
certified drain cover is properly installed.
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DANGER
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY will result from contact with a damaged,
loose, or missing drain cover.
• Do not allow limbs to contact or be inserted into a drain pipe with a
damaged, loose, or missing drain cover. This could result in swelling of
the limb and/or trapping a swimmer underwater.
• Avoid mechanical entrapment of jewelry, swimsuit, hair decorations,
finger, toe, or knuckle in a drain pipe with damaged, loose, or missing
drain cover. This may result in trapping a swimmer underwater.
• Do not allow body to come into contact with a drain pipe that has a
damaged, loose, or missing drain cover. This may result in trapping a
swimmer underwater.
MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS & WARNINGS:
WARNING
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can result from pool or spa drain covers or
grates that are clogged by debris.
• All pool and spa drain covers may become obstructed by debris and should be cleaned periodically
due to clogging from debris, such as pieces of plastic, hair, fabric, twigs, leaves, seeds, etc.
• The frequency of periodic cleaning will vary depending on the amount and type of debris introduced
into the pool or spa
• Clogging of the drain cover will increase the suction effect and increase the likelihood of death or
serious injury from those hazards listed above.
• A clogged drain can negatively affect the safety of the drain.
• It is advisable to have a qualified pool or spa professional perform this inspection and debris removal
from the pool an spa drain covers.
Suction can pose a serious hazard to swimmers just as electricity can be
a hazard. Both are important for proper water filtration and both must be
treated with respect. Suction safety begins with a professional design that
includes a quality suction system installed by a certified contractor.
Certified builders will address the following issues when designing and installing a proper filtration system:
•Properly bond-grounded pumps, time clocks, switches and any other metal in or near water. This is required to
address Electrical Shock Hazards.
•Design the suction piping so there are no single-point suction hazards; single-point suction (one drain) is a
leading cause of Body Suction Entrapment Hazards. Note: your certified builder has many effective options
for addressing this hazard; they may include dual-drain systems, like MDX-R3, skimmers, gutters, negative
edge features and many more products and piping designs known to professionals.
•Install ANSI/APSP - 16 - 2011 listed drains, suction covers and debris removal systems. This is the ONLY
approved option for preventing Hair Entrapment Hazards, the leading cause of suction related injuries.
•Design and install an effective circulation system (including optional cleaning systems), to direct filtered water
to all areas and interior surfaces. NOTE: Suction fittings can NOT clean or direct filtered water for proper
sanitation; that can only be done on the pressure (return) side of the filtration system.
While suction injuries are extremely rare, drowning and diving injuries are far too common and there is little
your certified builder can do to eliminate these hazards. You must educate yourself and your guests. Below
are some important safety issues every swimmer must know and recognize.
WARNING
• PREVENT DROWNING: Watch children at all times, no swimming alone.
• NO DIVING IN SHALLOW WATER: You can be permanently injured.
•PREVENT SUCTION ENTRAPMENT: Inspect suction covers before
swimming, keep swimmers away from suction fittings, protect long hair,
don’t swim with loose clothing or large and dangling jewelry.
For more information about the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, contact the
Consumer Product Safety Commission at (301) 504-7908 or visit www.cpsc.gov.
WARNING
WARNING
Always turn off all power to the pool pump before installing the cover
or working on any suction outlet.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PARASKIM OVERVIEW............................................................................................................................................. 4
GENERAL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS...................................................................................................... 5
PARASKIM V VENTURI STYLE PLUMBING....................................................................................................... 6
OPTIONAL VENTURI OZONE FEED LINE......................................................................................................... 7
PARASKIM NON-VENTURI STYLE PLUMBING................................................................................................ 8
PRESSURE TEST....................................................................................................................................................... 9
STEEL............................................................................................................................................................................. 9
GUNITE AND FINISHING........................................................................................................................................ 9
OPERATION STANDARD SKIMMER..................................................................................................................11
OPERATION VENTURI SKIMMER.......................................................................................................................11
OPTIONAL EQUALIZER VALVE & FLOAT VALVE INSTALLATION...............................................................12
MAINTENANCE & WINTERIZING........................................................................................................................12
TROUBLESHOOTING.............................................................................................................................................13
PARASKIM SKIMMER PARTS...............................................................................................................................14
PARASKIM VENTURI SKIMMER PARTS............................................................................................................15
PARASKIM & PARASKIM V SPECS.....................................................................................................................16
PARASKIM OVERVIEW
NOTICE
Installation must comply with all current applicable codes, including
NSF Standard 50 (if required). Equalizer lines may be required on
public pool or commercial pool installations.
1.For commercial installations use one skimmer per 500 square feet of pool surface area. Suction
line sizes are based on a water velocity of less than six feet per second. Since building codes vary,
check your local building code before installing pool and skimmers.
2.Suction line sizes for each section of piping must allow for the total number of skimmers feeding
that section of the line.
3.For good hydraulic balance, divide skimmers as equally as possible between the main branches
of the piping layout. Optionally run each skimmer back individually to the equipment pad and valve
each line so they can be adjusted.
4.For long pipe runs (in which friction can reduce flow and pressure), refer to a friction/flow chart for
proper pipe sizes.
5.When planning location of skimmers on one- and two-skimmer outdoor pools, locate skimmers so
that the prevailing wind blows into the skimmers.
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GENERAL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Paraskim™ Venturi Skimmer (Gunite/Concrete) Installation (For skimmer dimensions, see page 16)
NOTICE: When the skimmer is formed into the concrete shell of the pool it MUST be surrounded
by at least 4" of structural concrete in a monolithic pour, using a cold joint as shown in installation
drawings (Fig. 1).
CAUTION: Plastic solvent cements and primers can be flammable, poisonous, or both. Closely follow
solvent cement manufacturer’s instructions when using solvent cement.
CAUTION: In residential installations where equalizers are not required and where the main drain lines
do not connect to the skimmer equalizer port, low water levels in the pool, spa, or hot tub or clogged
skimmer baskets may damage the pump due to loss of prime (if skimmer pulls air) or cavitation (if
skimmer clogs). Air pulled in by skimmer(s) can be trapped in filter tanks, which may be a safety hazard.
If skimmer regularly vortexes or sucks air, raise water level or contact your pool service representative
for advice.
1.For optimum skimmer functionality, the skimmer should be placed relative to the prevailing wind and
water flow direction.
2.Assemble piping and pipe fittings to skimmer. All piping must conform to current local and state
plumbing and sanitary codes.
3.Long pipe runs and elbows restrict water flow. For best efficiency, use the fewest possible fitting
and 2" pipe for 2" skimmers). Using sweep 90˚ fittings or two 45˚ fittings in place of a single 90 is
more efficient.
4.For pressure testing seal off any used ports.
Over tightening the threaded plugs may result in failure of the plug or the
skimmer body and will not be covered under the terms of the Limited Warranty.
DO NOT use tapered metal plugs as this will void manufacturer’s warranty.
DO NOT use “Rector Seal” or other thread paste intended for gas pipe installations as this will attack the
plastic and cause failure of the skimmer body and will not be covered under the terms of the Limited Warranty.
NOTICE
5.Support skimmer securely in position. Unused ports may be used to install a standpipe for the
skimmer to rest on or skimmer may be tied to steel cage. The deck ring collar has a friction fit that
allows 3½" of vertical adjustment. Additional
collars may be stacked upon each other to
Fig. 1
accommodate desk height as needed.
REBAR CAGE
Steel detail
6.Ensure piping is adequately supported on
TILE
undisturbed earth. If additional backfilled and
OVERFLOW
tamping is necessary, do not stress pipe or
COLD JOINT
PORT
skimmer port by lifting or moving pipe after
skimmer port connections have been made.
7.Structural gunite/concrete should be applied
in a monolithic pour, in conjunction with a cold
joint as shown in Fig. 1.
8.Optional Overflow Line – Using a 1½" hole saw
11"
18"
TILE
drill out the overflow port at side top of skimmer
to install overflow line. Plumb with a 1½" or 2" (2"
pipe requires coupler) properly sloped line so that
water flows away from the pool to desired point of
discharge.
4"
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PARASKIM V VENTURI STYLE PLUMBING
Skimmer bottom is PVC plastic. Suction outlet connections are 2" slip. The venturi inlet feed connection is
1½" slip. For slip connections, apply PVC primer to both PVC pipe and socket connections. Then apply
PVC solvent cement to both pipe and socket connections. Consult solvent cement manufacturer for correct
solvent cement for pipe used. Assemble joint per cement manufacturer’s instructions. Allow at least three
(3) hours before pressure testing.
Fig. 2
Venturi style
2" MIN.
PLUMBING: Venturi Style, Fig. 2
1.Set the venturi skimmer level as you
would install a conventional skimmer.
The skimmer face must be set a
minimum 2" back from the interior of the
concrete shell.
2.Optional SUCTION LINE – If used the
bottom suction line from the skimmer to
GUNITE
the pump inlet must be plumbed with
2" Schedule 40 PVC. Plug the external
2" port of the unused 2nd bottom 2"
suction line. If unused plug both bottom
TO POOL
2" ports.
3.RETURN VENTURI LINE - Water
is directed to the venturi nozzle in the
skimmer by installing a 1½" schedule
40 PVC valve controlled line from the
VENTURI PRESSURE
return manifold to the bottom 1½" port
PUMP SUCTION
of the skimmer. This valve is set during
normal operation of the skimmer to use
PLUG OR OPTIONAL
about 8-10 GPM through the DualSTAND PIPE
venturi nozzle.
NOTICE
If a DE Filter is used on this system,
the venturi pressure line valve must be
closed while charging the filter with
DE through the venturi skimmer and
a suction line must be run to the filter
pump. Failure to close this valve will
result in DE being blow out into the pool.
4.VENTURI POOL RETURN - Glue
an 18" length of 2" Schedule 40 PVC
into the side front discharge port of the
skimmer and cap the end to prevent
gunite from entering. Do not reduce
the venturi pool return line.
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OPTIONAL VENTURI OZONE FEED LINE
Requires optional kit part
#005-702-0002-00 page 15
Fig. 3
Optional ozone feed line
1.The ¾” side port on the skimmer will
need to be drilled with a 5/8” bit and the
tube adapter fitting installed in the end
of the pipe before it is connected to the
skimmer socket Fig. 4.
2.Plumb a loop in the ¾” line above
water level and then back down before
crossing yard to the equipment to avoid
this line filling with water Fig. 3
BELOW TOP
OF SKIMMER
2" MIN.
WATER LEVEL
GUNITE
OPTIONAL
OZONE
FEED LINE
ABOVE
WATER LEVEL
TO POOL
3.Run a ¾" schedule 40 PVC line from
the end of the loop back to the pool
equipment and stub up for later use to
connect the ozone generator for injection
of ozone to the skimmer.
VENTURI PRESSURE
PUMP SUCTION
PLUG OR OPTIONAL
STAND PIPE
4.To pressure test the ozone feed pipe,
install the provided 1/4" NPT plug.
Connect stand pipe at equipment to
header.
Fig. 4
Optional feed tubing kit
DRILL CENTER OF SOCKET
MINIMUM 5/8" DRILL BIT
3/4"
PVC PIPE
TUBE
ADAPTER
FITTING
1
2
3
1. INSERT 1/4" NTP THREADED
PLUG TO PRESSURE TEST LINE
2. GLUE TUBE ADAPTER
FITTING TO PIPE
3. GLUE TUBE TO SKIMMER
7
6"
PARASKIM NON-VENTURI STYLE PLUMBING
PLUMBING: NON-Venturi – Direct Suction
Connections
1.Set the skimmer level as you would install a
conventional skimmer. The skimmer face must be set a
minimum 2" back from the interior of the concrete shell.
2.SUCTION LINE – Fig. 5. Plumb the rear bottom
suction port with 2" Schedule 40 PVC from the
skimmer to the pump inlet. Plug the unused 2nd
bottom 2" suction line or see optional uses in step
4 or 5.
3.RETURN VENTURI LINE – Plug this 2" line in the
external 2" port. This port is only used as a venturi
return line.
Fig. 5
Optional second suction
2" MIN.
GUNITE
PLUG
PLUG
PUMP SUCTION
OPTIONAL SUCTION
WARNING
Do not use this port for any other connection.
Fig. 6
Optional equalizer line
4.Optional SKIMMER EQUALIZER LINE - Fig. 6.
If a equalizer line is required plumb the front bottom
2" port with an 18" length of 2" Schedule 40 PVC
and cap the end to prevent gunite from entering.
An optional float valve assembly will be
needed for this option. Float valve purchased
separately. Install an equalizer fitting that
conforms to ANSI/APSP-16.
5.Optional MAIN DRAIN LINE – Fig. 7. (Do not use
this option if the pool has an in-floor cleaning
system.) If a floor “Main Drain" is plumbed to the
skimmer plumb the front bottom 2" port to a
minimum of two floor “main drains" sized with an
appropriate flow rating to match the maximum
possible system flow based on a proper hydraulic
calculation.
2" MIN.
GUNITE
PLUG
PLUG
PUMP SUCTION
Fig. 7
Optional main drain line
OPTIONAL
EQUALIZER LINE
2" MIN.
NOTICE
An optional float valve assembly will be needed
for this option. Float valve purchased separately.
Pentair #08650-0017
GUNITE
PLUG
PLUG
PUMP SUCTION
8
OPTIONAL
MAIN DRAIN
LINE
PRESSURE TEST
PRESSURE TESTING: DO NOT USE THREAD SEALANT OF ANY TYPE OR METAL PLUGS
USE A PLASTIC NPT PLUG OR NIPPLE STAND PIPE.
To pressure test the 1½” line from the equipment to the skimmer. Plug the inlet fitting on the inside of the
skimmer. Plug the used suction port(s) in the bottom of the skimmer so that the suction line(s) can be
pressure tested at the same time.
DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN THESE PLUGS! DO NOT USE A PETROLEUM BASED LUBRICANT!
STEEL
Required by local building codes.
Wrap the skimmer in a rebar cage using the notches on top of the skimmer to tie the skimmer to the
rebar cage of the pool Fig. 8.
Fig. 8
Decking
REBAR CAGE
TILE
COLD JOINT
OVERFLOW
PORT
18"
TILE
MIN. 5"
AWAY
FROM
REBAR
ON ALL
SIDES
11"
4"
GUNITE AND FINISHING
1.During gunite phase of construction make a 5" deep
by 6" cutout in the concrete face around the 2"
skimmer venturi return line Fig. 9.
2.Before plastering or applying the finish to the pool,
cut the 2" return line 3" behind the gunite surface
and glue the return guard fitting to the 2" pipe so it
will be flush with the interior surface.
Fig. 9
Gunite stage
2" MIN.
GUNITE
NOTICE
Use only the supplied
return guard
3"
FAILURE TO
INSTALL THE
RETURN GUARD
FITTING AND RETURN GUARD COVER CAN
RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
WARNING
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VENTURI PRESSURE
PUMP SUCTION
PLUG OR OPTIONAL
STAND PIPE
6"
3.After the interior finish is applied, attach the return
guard cover using the 3 screws supplied. Fig. 10.
4.After the pool is filled and is ready for startup
remove all pressure test plugs.
5.Start the pumps and so water flow can clean out
all lines before installing the dual pressure nozzle.
6.Remove the adjustable deck ring and cut away
with a pair of side cutters or hack saw blade
the extra deck ring slats that protrude down and
block the skimmer throat. The throat should be
completely open when the deck ring is set at
desired deck thickness Fig. 11.
FAILURE TO
WARNING INSTALL THE
RETURN GUARD
FITTING AND RETURN GUARD COVER CAN
RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Fig. 10
Gunite stage
DECK
TILE
GUNITE
POOL
FINISH
RETURN
FITTING
WITH COVER
VENTURI PRESSURE
PUMP SUCTION
PLUG OR OPTIONAL
STAND PIPE
Attach return guard
Fig. 11
Cut off desired amount from the adjustable deck ring and replace back into skimmer
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OPERATION STANDARD SKIMMER
1.Install the weir door in the throat of the skimmer so that the
spring loaded hinge pins pivot freely in the holes in the side of
the throat allowing the weir door to move up and down with the
water level Fig. 12.
2.Remove plugs
3.Install basket
4.Turn pump on and set control valves to desired flow to
skimmer(s)
Fig. 12
Install weir door
OPERATION VENTURI SKIMMER
1.Complete steps 1-4 above before proceeding.
2.After running water through return line to clear any construction debris from the line install the dual
pressure nozzle in the venturi return line with the bayonet lugs by inserting and turning ¼ turn. Make
sure the O-ring is in place or you may hear a squeal during operation. The pressure nozzles should
face directly into the return port to the pool when twisted completely to the stop. Open the valve at
the plumbing manifold fully. There is no further adjustment required.
DO NOT GLUE THE DUAL PRESSURE NOZZLE INTO THE
FITTING! This must remain unglued so that it can be removed for
cleaning or replacement and a threaded plug can be threaded into
the bottom port in the event that winterizing is necessary.
NOTICE
3.The venturi skimmer may be operated simultaneously with the normal skimmer functioning or the
suction from the pump may be shut off or not installed allowing only venturi powered skimming
action taking place. Either way, a much stronger skimming action will result when compared to a
standard skimmer. NOTE: THE INSTALLED VALVE CONTROLLING THE SUCTION SHOULD
BE LEFT SLIGHTLY OPEN. THERE ARE OCCASIONS WHEN THE PUMP MAY BE
“STARVED” WHEN 100% OF THE SUCTION IS COMING THROUGH THE MAIN DRAINS
ONLY.
Fig. 13
4.If a D.E. Filter is installed one suction line is plumbed to
Optional ozone venturi feed line
at least one skimmer in the pool. This line only needs to
be opened when charging the filter with D.E. Note: The
venturi dual pressure nozzle valve must be closed
and off while charging the D.E. or it will be blown
out into the pool.
5.At start up with optional ozone venturi feed line.
Before installing the dual pressure nozzle in the skimmer
venturi return line, insert the short end of the tubing kit
into the side of the dual nozzle assembly. Insert the dual
nozzle into the skimmer then plug the long end of the
tubing kit into the port on the side of the skimmer below
the basket rim. Fig. 13
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OPTIONAL EQUALIZER VALVE & FLOAT VALVE INSTALLATION
SOMETIMES REQUIRED ON COMMERCIAL POOLS.
DANGER
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY will result if this product is not installed
and used correctly.
OPTIONAL EQUALIZER VALVE INSTALLATION Fig. 14
1.Ensure the O-ring is in the retainer groove
Fig. 14
of the equalizer valve (Pentair part #08655Start up
0017) that comes with the float valve. Check
for operation of the equalizer mechanism.
OPTIONAL
FLOAT VALVE
2.Install equalizer valve by threading valve into
the skimmer equalizer line port as shown.
3.Be sure that pump port in bottom of skimmer
is not blocked by trimmer plate and that the
trimmer plate on the bottom of the float
valve is moved as far as possible to the side
of the valve.
TO PUMP
OPTIONAL FLOAT VALVE INSTALLATION
(Pentair part #08650-0079)
1.Install the adapter ring on the ledge near the bottom of the skimmer.
2.Place float valve into bottom of skimmer. Press to seat the O-ring in place.
3.To increase water flow through the valve, slide the trimmer plate to uncover
the hole in the bottom of the valve. To decrease flow, slide the trimmer plate
to cover the hole in the bottom of the valve.
EQUALIZER VALVE
OPTIONAL
EQUALIZER LINE
FLOAT VALVE
O-RING
TRIMMER
PLATE
SCREW
OPERATION
When the water level drops below the weir of the skimmer, the water level in the skimmer will drop until
the float valve closes. The equalizer valve will open at this time, allowing water to flow to the pump from
the equalizer line. After the pump has been turned off, and the water level is raised to the appropriate
level for good skimming action, the equalizer valve will close and the float valve will automatically open.
Normal operation will resume when the pump is turned back on.
MAINTENANCE & WINTERIZING
• Weir: Periodically check weir for free operation. Replace if damaged or worn.
• Strainer Basket: Check strainer basket every few days for accumulated leaves, debris, etc. Empty
basket and flush optional fine mesh bag as required. Reset float valve if it closed.
• Float Valve: Optional: Periodically check that float valve is operating freely and is not waterlogged.
If necessary, tighten trimmer plate pivot screw to maintain desired flow balance.
• Equalizer Valve (Public Pool Models): Inspect for wear or deterioration. Make sure that screw is
tight in equalizer valve body. If you can detect flow through equalizer with float valve open, replace
check valve.
WARNING
•Equalizer (Wall) Fittings: Daily check that Listed wall suction
fittings are correctly installed and that covers are tight to fittings.
Visually inspect for debris blocking cover. Remove any debris.
• Water Level: Maintain water level at least equal to the center of the weir door for proper operation.
Adjust trimmer plate as necessary if equipped.
• Winterizing: Remove Venturi line Return Guard and plug. Drain pool until level is below skimmer
inlet. Remove lid, basket and float. Remove venturi dual pressure nozzle and store. Insert a piece
of foam rope into Venturi return line. Blow lines back to pump and plug bottom ports. Gizmos
and antifreeze can be used for extra protection. Cover skimmer to prevent rainwater or snow
accumulation. Falling and tripping hazard.
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• W
interizing the Venturi version of the ParaskimV Skimmer. Normal winterizing is the same on
the Paramount skimmer as other any other skimmer, with the exception of the Venturi version which
will require a few additional steps.
1. Lower the pool water below the skimmer opening.
2. Remove the Return Guard on the pool side of the Venturi discharge and place a plug in the
pipe. Store the Return Guard and screws with the basket in a safe location.
3. Remove the Dual Pressure Nozzle and ozone delivery tube if so equipped from the bottom of the
skimmer and place with the skimmer basket.
4. Place a blow through plug in the bottom return port and blow the line back through the return
header then close the valve at the pool return header.
5. Disconnect the ozone tubing from the standpipe at the equipment pad and blow the ozone line
to the skimmer. Plug with a ¼ inch plug in the port in the inside side of the skimmer.
6. From this point treat the skimmer like any standard and blow out all line and plug.
7. Drain the skimmer of all water.
8. Insert a piece of foam rope in the venturi return line for added protection.
9. A device like a Gizmo or non-toxic antifreeze should also be used for safety from outside water
leaking in and causing damage from freezing.
Additional methods may also be required. There are many methods
to winterizing a pool and pool equipment. Different methods are
used depending on regional conditions. It is the pool operator’s
responsibility to ensure all components of the pool and pool equipment are protected from the most
severe freeze conditions in their specific area.
NOTICE
• Deck Lid: Skimmer deck lid may deteriorate with prolonged use. Cover must be flush with pool,
spa, or hot tub deck level. Skimmer deck lid is made of impact and weather resistant materials,
but extended use (5-7 years) may lead to reduced strength. Regularly check condition of skimmer
lid. Look for cracks, chips, deterioration of plastic, etc. Replace deck lid if any sign of damage or
deterioration is found.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Cause
Solution
Pool surface not clean,
inadequate skimming effect
1. Skimmer basket obstructed
2. Incorrect pool water level
3. Inadequate pool water
4.Stuck Weir Door
5.Dual Pressure Nozzle not
spraying
1.Clean skimmer basket
2.Raise/lower pool water
level to recommended
heights
3.Position pool water return
fittings to increase surface
circulation
4.Check for debris and hinge
pins seated
5.Check that valve is on fully
and no debris in nozzle
Pool surface clean, bottom
dirty
1. Main drain obstructed
2. Inadequate pool water
circulation
1.Clean main drain. Remove
obstruction from main drain
line
2.Position pool water return
fittings to increase surface
circulation at bottom of pool
Air returning to pool
1.Low pool water level
2.Ozone is installed to dual
pressure nozzle
1.Raise pool water level to
recommended height.
2.Check ozone meter valve
setting. With ozone return
some air expected
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PARASKIM SKIMMER PARTS
3
4
7
5
1
2
6
Item
Part Number
Description
1
004-702-20XX-XX
Body assembly
2
005-702-3000-XXDoor & weir assembly
3
005-252-4570-XX
Deck lid
4
005-702-6000-XX
Notched deck ring
5
005-152-2207-00Basket
6
005-702-9100-00
Trimmer plate assembly
7
004-152-4517-00
Optional mesh bag, 600 Micron
14
OPTIONAL
PARASKIM VENTURI SKIMMER PARTS
3
4
12
5
1
8
OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL
2
11
7
9
6
Item
Part Number
Description
1
004-702-10XX-XX
Body assembly
2
005-702-3000-XXDoor & weir assembly
3
005-252-4570-XX
Deck lid
4
005-702-6000-XX
Notched deck ring
5
005-152-2207-00Basket
6
005-702-9100-00
Trimmer plate assembly
7
005-702-8000-00
Venturi, dual nozzle assembly
8
005-702-0002-00
Optional ozone injection feed tubing kit
9
005-702-9205-XX
Return guard assembly
10
004-152-4517-00
Mesh bag, 600 Micron
11
004-552-5452-00
Optional small Nozzle Tool
15
PARASKIM & PARASKIM V SPECS
Optional overflow port
2" spigot x 1½" socket
WEIR
DOOR
11.03
BASKET
RETURN GUARD
15.37
DUAL
PRESSURE
VENTURI
NOZZLE
PARASKIM V
WITH VENTURI
TOP OF BEAM
WEIR
DOOR
22.53
OPTIONAL
OZONE INJECTION
FEED TUBE
29.35
DUAL
PRESSURE
VENTURI
NOZZLE
PARASKIM V
WITH VENTURI
SHOWN WITHOUT BASKET
Optional
ozone port 3/4"
2.35
TOP OF BEAM
WEIR
DOOR
10.00
Optional overflow port
2" spigot x 1½" socket
BASKET
1.75
PARASKIM
NON VENTURI
PLUG
11.88
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