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    Skimmer Replacement

    Hello everyone. I am in the process of installing a new skimmer in my in-ground pool but I don't know what to use to seal the skimmer to the pool wall. Someone suggested that I use an epoxy. Is really the best thing to use. Frustrated!!!
    I have an inground plastered pool. It has a single speed 3500 rpm pump. In southern California. Uses a DE filter sysytem.

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    Re: Skimmer Replacement

    Welcome to TFP!

    I'm not sure what to suggest to do this right. Perhaps one of our industry guys or someone else can make the best suggestion.
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    Re: Skimmer Replacement

    A skimmer likely comes with a gasket, usually a silicon. Do not use epoxy, it is not for the job. Silicone caulk you can use, but I would first put the gasket in. If the surface is not damaged or too rough the gasket should work without any sealant.
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    Re: Skimmer Replacement

    When my pool was remodeled - I thought they just put the skimmer in and then poured concrete around it. I don't remember seeing any gasket or silicone being used.
    Pool Remodeled June 2015. 18K Gallon IG kidney shaped. Pebble Tec (Tahoe Blue) finish. Jandy ePump 2HP. Hayward SwimClear C2025 filter. Hayward SWG. Jandy iAqualink RS6 automation. 6 Deck Jets. Pool Remodel Link Future: Acid automation. Chlorine automation for winter. Solar panels.

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    Re: Skimmer Replacement

    When you replace the skimmer the new unit is plumbed in and the front of the skimmer butts up against the bond beam, which is the outside of the gunite wall. It is then set by a level and secured by tie wires to the rebar, as flush and level against the outside gunite wall. The throat is then tiles and then the area around the throat is filled by first by morter mix, and finished with tile grout. No gaskets or silicone is used.

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    Re: Skimmer Replacement

    OldPoolMan - I think that's how mine was done.
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