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Thread: Skimmer cover - Winterizing skimmer

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    Skimmer cover - Winterizing skimmer

    I notice some people use a cover plate in the pool skimmer opening (in the water) to stop water from getting in. However, almost all skimmer tops have a hole in the center. At least the Hayward ones do. Is it necessary to cover this hole to stop rain water/snow melt from getting into the skimmer?
    18x36 IG 26,000 gal, Vinyl Liner, 24" Sand filter Hayward S224T, Jandy AE3000 heatpump and 1.5 HP SuperPump. Circupool RJ45 SWG

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    Re: Skimmer cover - Winterizing skimmer

    I like to keep water out of my skimmer, so I seal
    sides and center hole with duct tape. It's not necessary
    but that's just how I like things to be.
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    maytronics dolphin m200 robot. I live in central NY.
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    Re: Skimmer cover - Winterizing skimmer

    Do you use the in-pool face cover as well to keep water out?
    18x36 IG 26,000 gal, Vinyl Liner, 24" Sand filter Hayward S224T, Jandy AE3000 heatpump and 1.5 HP SuperPump. Circupool RJ45 SWG

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    Re: Skimmer cover - Winterizing skimmer

    No. I have a solid cover and lower my water well below skimmer and returns
    32x16 inground chlorine. 23000 gallon with diving board
    vinyl liner 1hp hayward super pump. Waterway sand filter new in 2014.
    maytronics dolphin m200 robot. I live in central NY.
    TF100 kit Taylor speedstir. Sonos audio

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