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    Clayton-Lambert Vac Plate?

    Hello, I am a proud first time homeowner with an ancient IG pool a wise man would have filled in; maybe I'm as lacking for wisdom as I am for cash now because I didn't fill it in and now I'm in too deep (no pun intended). Anyway, I would like to vacuum my pool using a skimmer vac plate adapter so that my skimmer basket catches most of the larger debris. The problem I am having is that my skimmer is some antique called a Clayton-Lambert SS. Is anyone aware of a Clayton-Lambert adapter? Or any rectangular shaped adapter which would work for this skimmer?
    37"8' x 19"6' rectangle shaped, vinyl liner, in-ground pool

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    Re: Clayton-Lambert Vac Plate?

    Not sure if I understand fully - are you looking for a square adapter to fit onto your existing square skimmer basket? Or are you looking for a round adapter that fits onto your existing square skimmer basket? Both for the purposes of using a vacuum.

    Have you tried Hayward and/or Clayton-Lambert parts?
    In ground rectangle pool / 20' x 40' / Fresh Water / GLI vinyl liner (replaced July 2014) / 33,271 gallons & 9 ounces / Hayward Sand Filter Model S - 200 / Hayward Super Pump 1.50 HP (replaced July 2015) TF 50 test kit

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    Re: Clayton-Lambert Vac Plate?

    Sorry I can't help you out either....but Go Pack.
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    Re: Clayton-Lambert Vac Plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gregory C View Post
    Not sure if I understand fully - are you looking for a square adapter to fit onto your existing square skimmer basket? Or are you looking for a round adapter that fits onto your existing square skimmer basket? Both for the purposes of using a vacuum.

    Have you tried Hayward and/or Clayton-Lambert parts?
    Thank you kindly for your response. I assumed since the skimmer basket is rectangular shaped, the adapter would need to be likewise rectangular in shape. Is that not the case? How would a round (or any other shaped) adapter form a seal over the skimmer basket to create the suction needed? At the end of the day, I am merely looking to vacuum my pool using the skimmer basket to catch the debris so whatever shape of the adapter is okay with me as long as it works.

    I haven't found a Hayward adapter in the rectangular shape I need; if anyone knows of one, that may be what I am looking for. I have searched for hours on end & have not been able to find a C-L adapter of any shape.
    37"8' x 19"6' rectangle shaped, vinyl liner, in-ground pool

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    Re: Clayton-Lambert Vac Plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by blbncsu View Post
    Sorry I can't help you out either....but Go Pack.
    Go Pack!
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    Re: Clayton-Lambert Vac Plate?

    Still searching...any help would be appreciated.
    37"8' x 19"6' rectangle shaped, vinyl liner, in-ground pool

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    Re: Clayton-Lambert Vac Plate?

    What shape is your basket in the skimmer? I bet a picture would be helpful.

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    Re: Clayton-Lambert Vac Plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    What shape is your basket in the skimmer? I bet a picture would be helpful.

    Kim
    Rectangular http://www.inyopools.com/pool_parts_...s_skimmer.aspx
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    Re: Clayton-Lambert Vac Plate?

    square vac plates seem to be non existent.

    an alternative that would easily work is this hayward debris canister...put it inline with the vacuum...problem solved.
    I got one before realizing i could have just bought a skimmer vac plate. Better yet this one catches much finer debris that
    would otherwise go to your filter. Glad I went with this instead.

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    Re: Clayton-Lambert Vac Plate?

    Well I never! Rock and hard place for you

    I am out of ideas.

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