I’m very happy with the skimmie. It performs like it’s supposed to. I had to put a small rock in the basket because it floats when the pool is off.
I was recently researching for an alternative to hand-skimming my new pool every morning/afternoon to keep it nice and clean. During my research I ran into the Cyclone by The Skimmie Co...which I found to be one of the best designs if not THE best design for pool skimmer water flow filtration, but they were completely out of stock! I couldn't even find a resale on Ebay! Destitute, I decided to write an email to the owners of The Skimmie just to ask when and if they might be getting more stock...? Well, not half a day later and a wonderful person named Monica sends a response telling me they have a big order that would be coming in soon but in the meantime, they do happen to have one Cyclone at the house (In case of emergencies, I guess) and that I could purchase that very one if my heart so desired. Fast forward about a month later and I'm a very happy pool owner that no longer has to manually skim my pool twice a day to keep it clean.
Thank you Monica and The Skimmie! It's small businesses like you that make all the difference when treating your customers just as you would treat yourselves. I appreciate that.
pro: Definitely creates a vortex and helps surface debris meet the filter. con: will sometimes get moved out of position by large waves thereby needing to be repositioned. would be held stationary if built heavier
I have been looking for a product for several months that will trap small bugs and particles floating on top of the water. Our in-ground pool is professionally cleaned weekly but we live on 5 acres and there is lots of nature swirling around that seems to love our salt water pool. On top of that we have one area of our pool that doesn’t circulate well and that’s where the small insects, foliage, and particulates tend to collect; I needed a product that would keep the water circulating while also trapping the fine matter. I ran across the Cyclone on Amazon and one of the customers reviews included a video which showed the Cyclone doing exactly what I needed it to do. I ordered the last 2 in stock knowing it would take a few weeks for delivery but unfortunately after 2 weeks the order was canceled. I visited theskimmie.com and purchased the last Cyclone in stock. It arrived quickly and was well packaged; my husband installed it straight away and immediately noticed the bugs that had been floating above the skimmer basket were now being sucked to the bottom of the basket. The next day we had a family pool day and the difference in the amount of junk floating around was significant. I spend a lot of my time in the pool chucking random bird feathers, bug carcasses, and it’s Georgia so globs of pollen and other allergens but the Cyclone minimized it to where I can actually enjoy myself. My ONLY complaint is how long it is taking to get more in stock! I am already blown away by how the 1 Cyclone is performing I can’t wait to see the difference with 2!