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    Skimmer inop

    My pool was installed by Anthony and Sylvan about 5 years ago. All of a sudden the deep end skimmer barely draws any water. The shallow end skimmer works fine. Someone told me that A and S used inferior pipes. Any idea of what a fix would entail?
    Jim
    18' x 36' inground vinyl pool - 25,000 gallons - Salt (SWCG) Pentair Intellichlor IC40
    Whisper-Flo 3/4 HP full rated 2-speed pump
    Hayward Sand filter S244S (filled with Zeolite or Zeosand)

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    Re: Skimmer inop

    All of a sudden the deep end skimmer barely draws any water
    I could only guess that something is blocking the pipe from the deep end skimmer.

    My first thought would be to get a drain king that will propel the water backwards thru that pipe and see if you can dislodge whatever might be the blockage.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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