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    Sep 2015
    Boca raton Fla

    Exclamation leaky skimmer

    Good morning to all,
    My pool is 18x32 and love it except that I am ready to fill it with dirt and turn it into an organic garden.
    I was away this summer and when I came back,my pool guy had let my pool go down almost half way trying to determine where the leak is.
    after spending almost 2 weeks to determine the leak is inside the drain can, i got pool putty and took care of it. After filling the pool and cleaning it and got it ready to use, I determined that I have a leak in my skimmer. It looks like the bottom of my skimmer split completely off the top, leaving a 1/4 inch gap all around. So I emptied the skimmer,got some 5200 marine silicone and tried filling the gap. It was messy but I managed. I put 3 separate coats after letting each one dry for an hour, it's still leaking??
    it hasn't cured for 24 hours yet but I tested it last night and still leaking. I am ready to proceed with more coats after it cures unless some better ideas. Please help.

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    Mod Squad JVTrain's Avatar
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    Feb 2014
    Central Minnesota

    Re: leaky skimmer

    Welcome to TFP!

    How do you know it's still leaking? Doing a dye test in the area or just are seeing the water level drop? Does the water level keep dropping below where you have made the repair?
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