View Full Version : Question about skimmers.

01/30/2008, 07:17 PM
I was just given a skimmer and I am trying to hook it up. The question is the pipe where the air is going into the pump is causing it to loose its prime and it gets it right back and does it again. Is this how it should work? If not how should it work?I have never seen one working so all help is welcome. It is a berlin xl I think. Thanks in advance.

01/30/2008, 08:32 PM
The pump shouldn't be surging. Other than that I can't help you much without being there.

01/30/2008, 08:47 PM
You will probably have to replace the pump. The pump should operate continuously as it pulls in the air. The pump needs to be completely submerged. Take the pump apart and clean the impeller. What is the name of the pump?