When they built our pool they must have been a litle short on the pipe to the skimmer because it's about 2 inches lower than what I believe it should be. The opening in the pool is fine as you can see in the first picture but looking at the second pic, you can see that the bucket is too low, note the excess concrete near the top.
Well because of this, in order for the skimmer to work, the water level has to be very low, maybe no more than an inch over the opening. I was thinking about putting in a pipe to extend the inlet a bit to try to increase it's efficiency.
What do you think?