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Bayliner
03/06/2010, 08:21 AM
Hi,
After researching here on RC I noticed that in the majority of the skimmer cleaning threads I read most people clean the throat out and the cup on a regular basis. When I do this my skimmer looks like new again. Does that mean I have to go through another break in period ?

Until recently, I always thought a dirty skimmer throat was better.

Thanks
Cam

Patrick_rogn
03/06/2010, 08:50 AM
That's a good question I would also like to no more info on that.

extreme5450
03/06/2010, 09:24 AM
yes it will go through a break in time but it will be way shorter. After cleaning my skimmer it takes a couple hours before it starts producing again...

extreme5450
03/06/2010, 09:27 AM
.... As for the dirty skimmer neck, after the neck gets to much gunk it starts to inhibit the skimmer production

Patrick_rogn
03/06/2010, 09:35 AM
Thanks that's good to no

Bayliner
03/07/2010, 09:47 AM
I clean my skimmer throat with hot water and a paper towel.
Do you think I am over cleaning it ? Should I just rinse the throat and leave a small amount of brown on it ?

Thanks

Cam

tkeracer619
03/07/2010, 09:49 AM
I clean my skimmer throat with hot water and a paper towel.
Do you think I am over cleaning it ? Should I just rinse the throat and leave a small amount of brown on it ?

Thanks

Cam
you can clean it with water and a paper towel. Most skimmers rebound withing a few minutes.

DO NOT USE HOT WATER - it can cause long term harm to acrylic. (not yelling just wanted it to be seen ;) )

kc350twin
03/07/2010, 09:53 AM
Hot water is fine to clean the skimmer. I don't think you over do it at all. Think about the auto neck cleaners they sell. The idea is to increase efficiency by keeping the neck clean. Performance goes down in most cases as the neck get's dirty. If the skimmer is set properly.

tkeracer619
03/07/2010, 09:54 AM
Hot water is fine to clean the skimmer.


It can cause crazing. Hot water is not always fine.

moondoggy4
03/07/2010, 11:21 AM
My skimmer seems to work better with a slightly dirty neck I-Tech 200 if I clean the the cup good it takes two days to start making skimmate again. So I just clean it good ever other time.