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    Skimmer gasket and rust

    So my skimmers have a rust stain on the inside edge and it's starting to run down the faceplate too. I noticed the skimmers have the gasket between the skimmer and back of the pool wall.
    Then manual says nothing about a gasket on the backside of pool wall.
    The manual says a gasket goes behind the liner then another on top of the liner behind the faceplate. So it appears that I don't have a gasket behind the liner. Just on top behind the faceplate. I assume this may be where the rust is coming from?
    Is it possible to remove the skimmer faceplate and put a gasket between the pool wall and liner?
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    Re: Skimmer gasket and rust

    I went ahead and ordered two gaskets. Is it ok to put the gasket behind the liner so I have two gaskets? Liner has been in for about 2 months.
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    Re: Skimmer gasket and rust

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    Re: Skimmer gasket and rust

    You might get a bit more help if you post some photos showing the problem...
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    Re: Skimmer gasket and rust

    Depending on condition of liner, that's risky business- you will have a minimum of 12 faceplate screw penetrations to line up after. You can stick golf tees in while plate is off-- but you are best off "a&b' ing" faceplate to skimmer throat.



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    Re: Skimmer gasket and rust

    What do you mean by a&b ing? Liner is just a month or two old.
    Quote Originally Posted by PoolguyinCT View Post
    Depending on condition of liner, that's risky business- you will have a minimum of 12 faceplate screw penetrations to line up after. You can stick golf tees in while plate is off-- but you are best off "a&b' ing" faceplate to skimmer throat.


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    Re: Skimmer gasket and rust

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    Re: Skimmer gasket and rust

    I think he means 2 part underwater expoxy. If you drain just below the skimmer you can carefully slide gasket behind just dont pull too hard or tear the linner.
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    Re: Skimmer gasket and rust

    I have gaskets in hand I just don't want to screw it up if its gonna cause a problem when I remove the screws. I could see the epoxy working but what would happen one day when I need to remove the epoxy to change the liner out. If it can be easily removed what epoxy is best for that situation. Thanks for the comments
    IG Vinyl, 20'x40' Sports Pool, Savannah Liner no border, 20' liner steps, 2 Venturi Renegade Skimmers, Hayward 1.5hp 2 speed pump, Aqua Rite 40k Salt system, Typhoon slide, Hayward Sand Filter, 22,519 gallons, TF-100 test kit

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