Has anyone ever needed to have their skimmer line professionally unclogged, and if so, what price range is that in?
I've successfully cleared a skimmer line clog before with a Drain King, but this time I simply can't seem to unclog my line, and the pool is now green because I don't want to risk burning the motor out (water does flow, but not enough to fill the strainer pot or the filter, 0psi in filter tank.) I've read that pool companies can use CO2 to blow out the line using higher pressure than a Drain King can provide.
My belief that the skimmer line is clogged is based on the fact that when using the Drain King, I will get little bits of leaves and debris to come back up into the skimmer, but if I run the pump, they don't end up in the strainer pot. The basket in the strainer has broken down and I've got a very bad feeling that yard debris or a neighbor kid's toy may have ended up in the line, stuck in a 90 degree elbow or something.
My next step after finding a price range is to figure out if there's a company in San Diego that can do this. As my (fairly limited) understanding goes, this is generally a procedure reserved for emptying pool lines in places where it freezes in winter? Am I even going to find a company in San Diego that will have this gear?
Thank you, in advance, anyone who can give me any helpful info.