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    New Skimmers - wrapping the skimmer in a bag then pouring concrete

    So I hired the remodel Pool Company and with the refurbishment I had two skimmers replaced. The contractor poured the concrete around paper bags which hugged the skimmers. Will this cause leaks in the future? The concrete subcontractor said initially they are put there on purpose to hold the cement in place while it hardens and will be removed before they add the hydraulic cement that keeps it from leaking. I did a little research and typically they use a mold to hold he concrete in place or a burlap bag (not a paper bag). Should I be concerned?
    Tracy -- 30,000 gallon in-ground gunite pool with above ground SPA (two fountains). Controller(s): Zodiac iAquaLink2.0 + Jandy AQPLM AquaPalm Salt Water Generator: Hayward AquaRite Salt Generator Complete 40,000 Gallons | Power Center and Salt Cell Kit | AQR15 Filter: Pentair FNS60 50 p.si., Model sm20-2, rated flow 125 GPM Cleaner: Polaris Heater: Pool Pump:SQ FL FR 2HP EE 230V Pentair Superflow Pump

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    Re: New Skimmers - wrapping the skimmer in a bag then pouring concrete

    Do you have a warranty with this person for the work done?

    I don't know what they should use BUT I would hope they use the correct thing.

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    Re: New Skimmers - wrapping the skimmer in a bag then pouring concrete

    Yes, I have a warranty with the prime contractor, but it's easier to fix an issue now than after the stone and concrete are in place.
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    Re: New Skimmers - wrapping the skimmer in a bag then pouring concrete

    I would talk to the PB and tell him your concerns with back up of what you found to share with him.

    I agree it is better to keep something "bad" from happening BEFORE it happened.

    Let us know what happens.

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    Re: New Skimmers - wrapping the skimmer in a bag then pouring concrete

    For the life of me, I cannot grasp this. Do you have any progress pics? I cannot think of a single purpose for the bag nor why the PB would do it.

    There is a reason for it........it is not something "left out" of the process but rather added to it......I just can't imagine why.

    I would have a longer talk with PB until I understood the purpose.
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    Re: New Skimmers - wrapping the skimmer in a bag then pouring concrete

    Yea, I'm having difficulty picturing this, or the motive.
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    Re: New Skimmers - wrapping the skimmer in a bag then pouring concrete

    Here are a few pics
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    Tracy -- 30,000 gallon in-ground gunite pool with above ground SPA (two fountains). Controller(s): Zodiac iAquaLink2.0 + Jandy AQPLM AquaPalm Salt Water Generator: Hayward AquaRite Salt Generator Complete 40,000 Gallons | Power Center and Salt Cell Kit | AQR15 Filter: Pentair FNS60 50 p.si., Model sm20-2, rated flow 125 GPM Cleaner: Polaris Heater: Pool Pump:SQ FL FR 2HP EE 230V Pentair Superflow Pump

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    Re: New Skimmers - wrapping the skimmer in a bag then pouring concrete

    He is pouring fresh concrete next to "old" and making sure the 2 separate pieces of concrete can "slide" back and forth microscopically......a very good idea.

    Could he not explain that to you?

    Anyway, I see why now and it makes sense to me and I would trust him.
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