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    Sep 2009

    small crack in skimmer

    this year as I was closing pool found hairline crack around 1 1/2 outlet on flat part of skimmer bottom am thinking of using silicone with 1 1/2 adaptor to seal is this best solution short of replace skimmer? thanks for your help anxious to open.
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    Central Massachusetts

    Re: small crack in skimmer

    Why dont you just use some epoxy? It will seal and hold a lot better than silicone.
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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    Re: small crack in skimmer

    Replacing a skimmer is a big job. As BK said I would try to epoxy route.

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