First post here, although I have lurked and learned for the past season.
Thanks to all who post here. It is a lifesaver!
I have an IG with a Vinyl liner and one wall skimmer.
Last year I installed an Aquadoor.
This is the second year using it, but despite me really pressing the Aquadoor cover on, there is still a slow leak which allows water into the skimmer. After maybe 20 minutes, a bone-dry skimmer is completely filled with water.
I did not realize this until a couple of weeks after my solid safety cover was on unfortunately...
I've tried to determine the leak source using food coloring.
I can't tell if the leak is from the door itself, or from the gasket.
Food coloring dye goes in, but it is very difficult to tell with the solid cover only partially removed (and my head shoved under the corner... (I really really don't want to take the cover off at this point)
Is there a way to use teflon tape, or some other sealant to make sure the Aquadoor is watertight?
I don't want to gunk up the skimmer opening with pool putty or something, then I have a cosmetic problem, but the threat of freezing is more important I guess...
But assuming I can't figure out a way to make it watertight until the spring... aside from a Gizmo, is there something I can do to prevent my skimmer from freezing and cracking?
Another water bottle? How can I keep it from just popping out of the water as it freezes?
I am in New Jersey and we have many many freezing days in winter as you all probably realize.