Keeping an eye on the pool water level is a must – don’t let it drop below the skimmer opening. If the pump has no water to pull from the skimmer, it will draw air instead and lose prime which leads to running dry. If it keeps running dry, the pump heats up and so does the water inside.
Keeping this in view, can I run pool pump without skimmer?
Depending on the location and type of your pool, you may decide that running it without a skimmer is too much work. If so, you can either turn the skimmer back on, or have one installed if you did not have one previously. In general, however, there is not problem with running a pool without a skimmer.
Secondly, how high should pool water be on skimmer? The level at which pool skimmers function properly is between one third and about half way up the opening of the pool skimmer. If the water level is too high the debris floating next to the opening may pass by without being pulled into the skimmer.
Herein, does pool pump need to be below water level?
Above ground swimming pool pumps are “gravity fed”, and must be installed below the water line of the above ground swimming pool. Because the pool pump is situated below the level of the pool water, atmospheric pressure pushes water down the pipe from the pool to the swimming pump at ground level.
Is it OK to run pool pump 24 hours a day?
there should be no reason you HAVE to run 24 hours. if you have a variable speed pump on low, then running 24 hours is no big deal because its not costing much. running a single speed pump all day is gonna get expensive.