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    Cracks in skimmer

    My skimmer has multiple cracking after winter. Water level was always below skimmer. I think maybe water might have been trapped inside the housing somehow? It is hydrotools abs wide mouth made in China. I also used a butterfly gasket instead of the too piece it came with. Pool was new in August. Anyone can suggest better skimmer please. Hayward is $46 at Amazon (it's wide mouth). Thanks.
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    Re: Cracks in skimmer

    What is the brand of that skimmer box? You'll have to see if Hayward will fit it or not. I have a different skimmer box that isn't the same as Hayward. I'll have to go see what mine is but I do know the screw holes don't line up because I wanted to replace mine with the Hayward skimmer box. I believe just about everything is made in China now a days.
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    Re: Cracks in skimmer

    Thanks for letting me know about the hole pattern, I thought they were all the same. It came with the pool, the lid says hydrotools.
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    Rheem raypak 130,000 BTU mv ng
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    Re: Cracks in skimmer

    Go with what came with the pool.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Cracks in skimmer

    http://swimline.com/swimline/8939%20...%20English.pdf

    https://www.hayward-pool.com/pdf/man...acSP1090WM.pdf

    a quick google search gave me the two manual links here. It LOOKS like you may have a winner here in terms of screw placement / location, but I'd want to double-check. Got a pool store near you that has one in stock? Might be worth a stop to compare, even if you end up purchasing online.

    From personal experience, the Hayward skim units are much better made than the stuff that gets imported from China.
    Eric Adams, Technical Specialist, Radiant Pools

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    Re: Cracks in skimmer

    Thanks, wish I knew that. Already have one from waterway that is supposed to match up but is to cold and windy to verify. No charge so hopefully it will work.
    15x54 swim & play vinyl metal wall AG
    Hayward S210T sand filter 1.5 HP Pentair Superflo vs
    Rheem raypak 130,000 BTU mv ng
    Jacuzzi 345 whirlpool bath
    TF-100 test kit, HM digital com100 Wanda the Whale

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    Re: Cracks in skimmer

    That's the one I have banditig. Hayward skimmers do NOT line up.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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