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    Skimmer flap/weir

    It looks like my skimmer's suction isn't getting the surface dust into the filter. I'm thinking of putting in a skimmer
    flap/weir to help. Is there a particular brand that's better or any tip you have on this?

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    Re: Skimmer flap/weir

    I don't know anything about brands, but no skimmer will work properly without a weir door...

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    I don't know anything about brands, but no skimmer will work properly without a weir door...

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    Re: Skimmer flap/weir

    Every skimmer should have a weir. What brand is the skimmer? Didn't it originally have one? If so you should be able to get a replacement at a pool store (yes, there are times when they are the place to go). If they don't have the right part, there are universal replacement ones.
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    Re: Skimmer flap/weir

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefwej View Post
    Every skimmer should have a weir. What brand is the skimmer? Didn't it originally have one? If so you should be able to get a replacement at a pool store (yes, there are times when they are the place to go). If they don't have the right part, there are universal replacement ones.
    Skimmer is really old, and I have no idea who the manufacturer is. We never had a weir. Are they different or pretty much the same?

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    Re: Skimmer flap/weir

    You can buy a universal one that is.spring loaded and cut it down to size. Just measure the width of the skimmer throat.

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    Re: Skimmer flap/weir

    sunplay.com has a bunch of them that you can choose from based on measurements, where the pins are, etc.
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    Re: Skimmer flap/weir

    Mine broke a long time ago. I ended up buy the skim doctor off Amazon and I have to say it has worked great for my pool.

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    Re: Skimmer flap/weir

    Thanks to all for your info/suggestions. I'll grab one of those universal ones and see how it goes.

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