I'm well on m way to replacing the skimmer. I'm going to take pictures and try to post info that will be helpful to others in the future. I can not find a name or model number on my skimmer. I've removed the concrete around it and dug down around it and just have to un hook it.
are there any definite ones to stay away from? Good place to buy? does not seem to be something the local pool center has (some didn't even seem to know what a pool skimmer was: young employees)