I have a summer escapes 14x42. Pool is up and running with the fish filter it came with. (which has a round opening\skimmer). Here is my problem. It leaks and it leaks. I bought a sand filter and salt water system to hook up but have not done it yet. Fish filter is a summer waves-sfx1000. The diameter of the hole is just under 7" round. The motor is incased in the bottom with just a thin gasket and plastic screw on retainer. (this is the main leak)
Now I just went out and forgot to bring the black stopper that came with the fish filter to buy a new skimmer thinking that I would just put a whole new skimmer on, hook up the other filters and be happy. However, that 7" diameter is very big. It would not allow me to screw in the new skimmer. I have been searching the web all day to find a skimmer that will accommodate this round hole, however I cannot find one. Wide mouth would be good on the width end but not the height.
Ideally I would like to find a skimmer to cover this hole, since the thickness of the liner is a lot heavier in that area. (9-10"H and very wide)
I was thinking of just moving the new skimmer over but how would I block up this 7 " hole? and would the liner/wall support it?
The new hayward skimmer is not off by much, would 2 large pool patches cover and hold? (would need a screw thru it also)
Picture of black circle is the opening in the liner on top of the hayward skimmer gasket. As you can see it over laps just slightly. (of course)
Anyone think that maybe some pool patches, folded over the liner, and squared off would work? (all 4 sides)
Sorry to be long winded and thanks for any help~!