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    skimmer gasket show or not show

    Should the skimmer gasket be completely under the face plate or should the gasket show a bit? I can't get the butterfly gasket to cooperate. Either some shows or I can't get the gasket to stay under the face plate. Its a new gasket and a new skimmer on an old pool.
    Used pool 1995 Lomart 18'x48" just installed 7/16/2015, Hayward Power Flo Matrix 1 HP 2 speed pump, 16" Rx Clear Radiant sand filter ( used pea gravel and zeolite) foam wall, polystyrene bottom, liner 25 gauge overlap, TF-100 test kit. Son training for 2018 Paralympics, Hoping for solar heater of some sort. Good chance Labrador will be in pool. Colorado Prairie, 6000 ft elevation high mountain desert, clay soil

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    Re: skimmer gasket show or not show

    Have you trimmed the liner so it fits the gasket? In my case butterfly gasket did not fit well in the existing opening, I had to trim it a bit. The liner changed a bit over time.
    As for show, if it fits well and does not wrinkle, it can show out a little, so what.

    Check for pitting/bubbling on the outside surface of the pool, if there is some, brush/sand and maybe even use some silicon caulk.
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    Re: skimmer gasket show or not show

    Hi Morzh, I trimmed the liner to the exact skimmer hole, cut back the wall foam well.

    My thought is either it should show evenly around or not at all. I reinstalled and it's still a bit off. I do have a spare gasket and will try that one.

    No pitting of bubbling on metal but there is a wave in the metal wall. That doesn't seem the problem though.

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    pool gasket 3_zps48fwurny.jpg Photo by Teresa_Lundquist | Photobucket
    Used pool 1995 Lomart 18'x48" just installed 7/16/2015, Hayward Power Flo Matrix 1 HP 2 speed pump, 16" Rx Clear Radiant sand filter ( used pea gravel and zeolite) foam wall, polystyrene bottom, liner 25 gauge overlap, TF-100 test kit. Son training for 2018 Paralympics, Hoping for solar heater of some sort. Good chance Labrador will be in pool. Colorado Prairie, 6000 ft elevation high mountain desert, clay soil

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    Re: skimmer gasket show or not show

    I honestly do not see the problem. As long as it is covering the contour of the hole around the screws, so what if it protrudes a bit?
    Seasonal World rectangular pool, 27K gallons (data sheet), 25.3K calculated
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    Jandy CL340 cartridge filter
    Pentair C320 inline chlorinator
    AquaComfort heatpump heater

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    Re: skimmer gasket show or not show

    Quote Originally Posted by morzh View Post
    I honestly do not see the problem. As long as it is covering the contour of the hole around the screws, so what if it protrudes a bit?
    +1

    As long as the inside edge of the gasket doesn't bind the weir door, & it doesn't leak, you are all good.

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    Re: skimmer gasket show or not show

    ok I thought I posted a hip hip hooray, not. Finding leaks but at the threaded connections. Tightened.

    Big problem is getting the hayward pump cover to seat properly and close with no water coming out. I lubed the gasket then line it the screw things and close but I'm not sure if I need a hammer to knock the lid to full close. Maybe I should lube the little screw wings things?

    Any ideas? on getting lid tight?
    Used pool 1995 Lomart 18'x48" just installed 7/16/2015, Hayward Power Flo Matrix 1 HP 2 speed pump, 16" Rx Clear Radiant sand filter ( used pea gravel and zeolite) foam wall, polystyrene bottom, liner 25 gauge overlap, TF-100 test kit. Son training for 2018 Paralympics, Hoping for solar heater of some sort. Good chance Labrador will be in pool. Colorado Prairie, 6000 ft elevation high mountain desert, clay soil

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    Re: skimmer gasket show or not show

    I think I got it on. There was excess plastic on the screw things, I added dry lube and it went on ok. I think I need another union. It's getting there!!!
    Used pool 1995 Lomart 18'x48" just installed 7/16/2015, Hayward Power Flo Matrix 1 HP 2 speed pump, 16" Rx Clear Radiant sand filter ( used pea gravel and zeolite) foam wall, polystyrene bottom, liner 25 gauge overlap, TF-100 test kit. Son training for 2018 Paralympics, Hoping for solar heater of some sort. Good chance Labrador will be in pool. Colorado Prairie, 6000 ft elevation high mountain desert, clay soil

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