Skimmer Advice

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After my Rio burnout, I decided to go with a Mag pump on my skimmer. Even with an extra 200gph rating, my skimmer just isn't working to peak performance. A friend of mine suggested that I use an air pump and air stone to add more bubbles in the skimmer cylinder. What are your thoughts on this? Do you think it would work, or do you have a better suggestion?

If I have to go back to the Rio pump, is there anything I can do to help prevent a burnout? Should I remove it and soak it in vinegar every week?

Thanks for any help!
Well I would try the air pump thing first. I do that on my pump for my SuperSkimmer and it works Amazingly!!! If all else fails go back to the Rio and put a air pump on the venturi.