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    Need help finding skimmer weir gates

    First, let me say how helpful this site has been. I took over managing my pool a bit over a month ago, and I literally could not have done without the info here.

    I need to locate two skimmer weir gates that are 8-3/8 X 5-1/2. All of the "standard" replacements are 8-3/8 X 5-1/4, which does not work for me. I have searched the internet but anything plausible either only lists the width and not the height, or doesn't list dimensions at all.

    I cannot find any manufacturer info on my skimmer, and I have looked everywhere, so I have no idea who made it. As far as I can tell, I need a gate with two pins and not one that screws in (no screw hole).

    Can anybody help?
    50,000 gallon plaster in-ground salt pool with two 60 sq ft DE filters, two Intellichlor IC60 SWGs, two Intelliflo VS pumps, two Whisperflo pumps, two Pentair 400K BTU NG heaters, PCC2000 in-floor cleaning system...two everything.

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    Re: Need help finding skimmer weir gates

    Try Inyopools.com or Sunplay.com

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    Re: Need help finding skimmer weir gates

    Thanks. I've been through both of those websites (and every local pool store). I'll try giving them a call.
    50,000 gallon plaster in-ground salt pool with two 60 sq ft DE filters, two Intellichlor IC60 SWGs, two Intelliflo VS pumps, two Whisperflo pumps, two Pentair 400K BTU NG heaters, PCC2000 in-floor cleaning system...two everything.

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    Re: Need help finding skimmer weir gates

    Sorry to bump this up, but I had no luck with either of those sites.
    50,000 gallon plaster in-ground salt pool with two 60 sq ft DE filters, two Intellichlor IC60 SWGs, two Intelliflo VS pumps, two Whisperflo pumps, two Pentair 400K BTU NG heaters, PCC2000 in-floor cleaning system...two everything.

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    Re: Need help finding skimmer weir gates

    I'm going to bump this one last time and then give up.
    50,000 gallon plaster in-ground salt pool with two 60 sq ft DE filters, two Intellichlor IC60 SWGs, two Intelliflo VS pumps, two Whisperflo pumps, two Pentair 400K BTU NG heaters, PCC2000 in-floor cleaning system...two everything.

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    Re: Need help finding skimmer weir gates

    I have a suggestion. My skimmer does not have a door, instead it has a floating weir like this:



    Would it be possible to find a basket with your current dimensions that has a floating weir? I know it's not answering your question, but just throwing it out.
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    Re: Need help finding skimmer weir gates

    Try Amazon. You would be amazed at what you can find on there. Be very specific about what you are searching - if you have a brand name on the old one, better yet.
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    Re: Need help finding skimmer weir gates

    I will look into that Thanks for the suggestion


    50,000 gallon plaster in-ground salt pool with two 60 sq ft DE filters, two Intellichlor IC60 SWGs, two Intelliflo VS pumps, two Whisperflo pumps, two Pentair 400K BTU NG heaters, PCC2000 in-floor cleaning system...two everything.

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    Re: Need help finding skimmer weir gates

    Out of curiosity, why won't one 5 1/4" tall not work?

    Maybe you can find one that's 5 1/2" tall and a little wider than 8 3/8" and trim the width to fit.
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    Re: Need help finding skimmer weir gates

    Quote Originally Posted by proavia View Post
    Out of curiosity, why won't one 5 1/4" tall not work?
    Because it swings out too far and then catches coming back in and won't reopen, leaving my skimmer pump sucking air.
    50,000 gallon plaster in-ground salt pool with two 60 sq ft DE filters, two Intellichlor IC60 SWGs, two Intelliflo VS pumps, two Whisperflo pumps, two Pentair 400K BTU NG heaters, PCC2000 in-floor cleaning system...two everything.

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    Re: Need help finding skimmer weir gates

    My homemade weir started sticking because I couldn't get the size I needed... I used the 5 1/4 inch and removed some of the foam (cut a u shape) and so far it has stopped sticking, but it has been less than a week since I cut some foam out. I also cut a little off the sides... not the most efficient at skimming, but the extra water on the sides keeps it from sticking, too.
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    Re: Need help finding skimmer weir gates

    What I wound up doing was to glue an extra bit of plastic on to give it a place to catch before it comes too far out

    So far so good


    50,000 gallon plaster in-ground salt pool with two 60 sq ft DE filters, two Intellichlor IC60 SWGs, two Intelliflo VS pumps, two Whisperflo pumps, two Pentair 400K BTU NG heaters, PCC2000 in-floor cleaning system...two everything.

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    Re: Need help finding skimmer weir gates

    I'll second the floating weir....

    When we first moved in 2 years ago I noticed that I didn't have a weir door on either of my two skimmers. I searched around looking for replacements but never followed through. In the mean time I just had to do double duty with the hand skimmer, which was getting annoying. When I first opened the pool two years ago I found among the pool parts left by the previous owner two of those floating weir thingies but at the time I had no idea what they were for. A week or so ago, I was at the pool store and noticed one on the shelf and learned what it was for. When I got home I dropped them in my skimmer baskets and what a WORLD of difference that made. To be honest I felt like a dummy for the wasted labor over the past two years but I'm glad to finally have figured it out
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    Re: Need help finding skimmer weir gates

    I prefer the circular weirs. They don't seem to make as much noise and skim the surface a little more efficiently.
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