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    Clogged skimmer line

    Hi all,

    I'm getting desperate. Not sure if something crawled in and died or just full of twigs and leaves but I can't get enough suction to run the gear properly.

    I blew compressed air (150 PSI) with one of those bladders, saw some leaves come out on the skimmer side, but still had an issue.

    Tried a drain king. saw some spores and leaf parts on the skimmer side, but still had an issue.

    Thinking of going to Home depot tomorrow and renting an electric drain cleaner. Any thoughts before I do this?

    Thanks!
    15,000Gal AG , Plaster, DE, 1.5HP, Compupool SWG

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    Re: Clogged skimmer line

    I don't think I would use the big electric drain cleaner. Just buy one of the smaller 3/8 or 1/2 snakes. Officially called a hand auger.

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    I don't think I would use the big electric drain cleaner. Just buy one of the smaller 3/8 or 1/2 snakes. Officially called a hand auger.

    Do you have one or two skimmers? If two, put your hand over the pipe in the one that is working and the pump on high and see if it will suck it out. And block of the main drain equalizer in both skimmers if you have those also. Might need some extra hands!
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    Re: Clogged skimmer line

    Keep at it. That you can see SOME debris coming out indicates you are making progress.
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    Re: Clogged skimmer line

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    Keep at it. That you can see SOME debris coming out indicates you are making progress.
    Just one drain.

    I had the drain king running for 2 hours. Sill has a clog...
    15,000Gal AG , Plaster, DE, 1.5HP, Compupool SWG

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    Re: Clogged skimmer line

    Any way I can use my pressure washer to push out the clog?

    Thanks
    15,000Gal AG , Plaster, DE, 1.5HP, Compupool SWG

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