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    Replacing a skimmer basket

    I have to replace my skimmer basket this year. My question is are all skimmer baskets the same or do they go by the type of pump you have ?
    How can I make sure I get the correct one to replace the broken one ?
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    Re: Replacing a skimmer basket

    Are you talking about the leaf basket in the pump itself, or the basket in the skimmer??

    The basket in the skimmer will depend on the manufacturer of your skimmer - they aren't universal. Your best bet would be to take your skimmer basket with you to the pool store so they can do a stare and compare. Wouldn't hurt to know the manufacturer either, in case they ask.
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    Re: Replacing a skimmer basket

    Im talking about the basket in the skimmer its self. Is the manufactures name on it somewhere ? Will they know if I just take the dimensions with me what size/kind it is ?

    Can I get them at Lowes or Home Depot ? Our local PS is a little pricey with their stuff !
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    Re: Replacing a skimmer basket

    The skimmer lid may have a manufacturer name on it and possibly a part # (of course the part # would be for the lid, but it would identify the model of the skimmer so you could get the right basket).

    Failing a part number from the lid, you can measure the the hole that the basket sits in (depth is important too) and get a basket that will fit in it that has a lip large enough to catch. As there are so many different models of baskets, I kind of doubt that HD or Lowes, etc. would carry baskets, the pool store is your best bet
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    Re: Replacing a skimmer basket

    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe
    I have to replace my skimmer basket this year. My question is are all skimmer baskets the same or do they go by the type of pump you have ?
    How can I make sure I get the correct one to replace the broken one ?

    Try this sight.... the link goes to the page of the skimmer that fit mine. If this doesn't fit yours you can search around the sight. They have quite a few replacements.



    http://www.poolpartsonline.com/p-204-hy ... parts.aspx
    21' Leslies Beachland Ag Pool, 10,000 gallons, professionally installed (best money I ever spent) Hayward 16" sand filter w/Pentair two speed pump Fafco 4x20 solar heater,Aqua Trol RJ. Borates added. Hard plumbed.

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    Re: Replacing a skimmer basket

    My filter is Hayward ... does this mean my skimmer basket is made by them as well ?? I dont see a name on it anywhere .... inside or out.
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    Re: Replacing a skimmer basket

    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe
    My filter is Hayward ... does this mean my skimmer basket is made by them as well ?? I dont see a name on it anywhere .... inside or out.
    Who made your pool?
    21' Leslies Beachland Ag Pool, 10,000 gallons, professionally installed (best money I ever spent) Hayward 16" sand filter w/Pentair two speed pump Fafco 4x20 solar heater,Aqua Trol RJ. Borates added. Hard plumbed.

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    Re: Replacing a skimmer basket

    I have a Waterway Flo Pro, found my paperwork - my skimmer has no name on it anywhere either. Maybe yours is like this?

    This link has a drawing.

    http://www.aqua-man.com/schematicrow.as ... &froogle=1
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    Re: Replacing a skimmer basket

    Quote Originally Posted by No P in my ool
    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe
    My filter is Hayward ... does this mean my skimmer basket is made by them as well ?? I dont see a name on it anywhere .... inside or out.
    Who made your pool?
    Ummmmmmm .... Not sure this is our 4th season with it and I dont remember ...
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    Re: Replacing a skimmer basket

    Thats close to it FPM but ours doesnt have the handle on it .....
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