Skimtrol Vacuum Plates
Skimtrol Vacuum Plates are for use with all Automatic Suction Pool Cleaners.
The Skimtrol has an adjustable Speed Control on it to allow the pool owner to have any automatic cleaner travel at the right speed and this also allows some skimming of the surface.
The more you turn the control clockwise the quicker the cleaner will travel and less surface skimming will happen.
You don't want the cleaner going to fast as it just wears out the cleaner more quickly, and doesn't clean your pool any better.
If you have an automatic cleaner that has a small speed control supplied with it, you won't need this once you have installed a Skimtrol. The hole in the Skimtrol is designed to accept a 38mm Hose Cuff. The rubber Weir Hose adaptor that some cleaners come with will also fit into this hole.
If you wish to use the Skimtrol to vacuum manually, then just turn the Skimtrol upside down.
If you are not sure which plate is for your pool ie what brand skimmer box you have then have a look at the Baskets and work it out from matching in with your one, ie: if you have a Baker Hydro Skimmer Basket then you need the Baker Hydro Skimtrol etc..