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    Looking for one of these - cement block to cover skimmer area

    My pool is old, and doesn't have a formal skimmer. Instead, it's a cement area where the skimmer would be, with pipe to the filter at the bottom of the hole. I have a plastic skimmer ball which sits on top of the pipe,to stop leaves etc.

    On top of this, pool level, a 10" x 15" cement block, 1" thick. Many years ago, I bought this block at a local pool store, but I find now, they are obsolete and no one carries them.

    Any ideas where I can get one? And exactly what do I call it? I'm not getting anywhere searching via Google. Hope someone has an idea. thanks.

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    Re: Looking for one of these - cement block to cover skimmer area

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    I am not sure I would want to pay for shipping a slab of cement

    I think I would either just make one out of cement and drill a hole in it, or find someone local that could make you one (like a paver company, maybe).
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    Re: Looking for one of these - cement block to cover skimmer area

    Well, failing buying one, I bet you could make one. Make a form out of 2x4s, buy a bag of concrete mix. would be pretty straight forward.
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    Re: Looking for one of these - cement block to cover skimmer area

    BTW, if making one, might want to you fiber laced concrete to lower the chance of cracking.
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    Re: Looking for one of these - cement block to cover skimmer area

    Or, if you have (or know someone with) a masonry saw, you could buy a 16" square cement paver from home depot/lowes and then cut it down to size.

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    Re: Looking for one of these - cement block to cover skimmer area

    Thanks for the quick responses. I'm not really able to try and make a replacement. On a lark, I checked a local pool shop, one I have never frequented. My lucky day, they had a plastic replacement. Used. I was shocked. I do appreciate this forum for questions and answers. Everyone is most helpful.IMG_0796.jpg

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    Re: Looking for one of these - cement block to cover skimmer area

    That is great you found one
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