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    Plranger: troubled and confused

    i just purchased a new liner for a old pool (above ground) last year. Now I need to replace my pool. The problem is the hole for the skimmer are not the same size. What are the odds of me being able to successfully patch the hole? thanks Phil

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    Re: Plranger: troubled and confused

    Welcome to TFP!

    I'm a little confused by your post as well. You're wanting to use the liner you purchased for your old pool on a new pool? Is it possible to use the skimmer from the old pool with your new set up?

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    Re: Plranger: troubled and confused

    No the old pool is 11 years old and in that time they seem to have gone from a square skimmer to a rectangle. The holes in the pool wall are cut into them from factory. I have talked to several people and get completely different answers.
    27 ft above ground pool with salt water, the pool is 11 years old. the liner is a year old, I added the salt system 3 years ago. the company that made the pool has been out of business.

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    Re: Plranger: troubled and confused

    What they've gone to is referred to as a "wide mouth" skimmer.
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    Re: Plranger: troubled and confused

    has anyone tried to patch a hole in the liner
    that big with any success? the size of the square skimmer hole
    27 ft above ground pool with salt water, the pool is 11 years old. the liner is a year old, I added the salt system 3 years ago. the company that made the pool has been out of business.

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    Re: Plranger: troubled and confused

    So your pool has a square skimmer, but the liner has a rectangular hole?

    Could you change to the wide mouth skimmer?
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    Welcome. Pictures would help a lot.
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    Re: Plranger: troubled and confused

    The holes in the pool are precut for the skimmer that comes with the pool. thanks for the response. i didn't know the question was complicated. i have seen patch kits for sale, but I also have had people tell me that you can't patch a hole that big successfully.
    27 ft above ground pool with salt water, the pool is 11 years old. the liner is a year old, I added the salt system 3 years ago. the company that made the pool has been out of business.

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    Re: Plranger: troubled and confused

    Question isn't really complicated, we just are not understanding exactly what you want to do. Pictures would certainly help.

    Reading the above it appears that your liner came with the wide (rectangular) holes, but you pool has the old square holes (taller but less wide?). Can you give us the dimensions of the liner holes and pool holes so we can understand exactly how much patching would need to be done? How many skimmers need to be patched?

    Is it too late to return the liner and order the one with the correct skimmer holes?
    Would it be easier to replace the skimmers with the correct style as opposed to patching the liner?
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    Re: Plranger: troubled and confused

    Is it a metal side pool, could you cut the wide skimmer out of the pool to match the liner.. the wide mouth skimmer gives better skimming action
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    Re: Plranger: troubled and confused

    Are you trying to use an old liner that you bought last year and installed in your old pool in a new pool?
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