Is it difficult to replace a skimmer? Mine is over 20 years old. its the type with the floating cylinder inside a basket that moves up and down with the water. It doesn't seem to be cracked. it does seem to leak. like the bond between it and the surrounding cement is bad. I've posted a picture of the inside where I think its leaking. You can see an old buddy repair.
So how hard is it? It looks intimidating all wrapped in concrete and i want to do it my self because I'm getting quotes over $1000 for replacement. I'm sure I can cut the patio, dig under it, detach the line and chip away all the concrete holding it in place. Thats the easy part. attaching it properly is obviously the problem.
And my other question is it necessary. I was assuming that because its over 20 years old it should be replaced regardless because its a piece of old plastic. I've worked on PVC underground sprinkler line that got a little brittle with age. is that happening to skimmer too?IMG_5758.jpg