We have a new (installed in late August 2010) pool and opened for the first time this past weekend. Last night I went out to clear out the skimmer basket and thankfully I did because the weir was stuck shut, wedged into the top of the skimmer. So, the pump was running dry for who knows how long (hubby turned on the pump around 4:40 and I went out to clear the skimmer basket at 7 pm).
For the time being, I just removed the door but I'm not sure what to do to solve this problem. It's a Hayward "wide mouth" skimmer. I know the weir is important for water flow, so I can't just go buy any smaller door, right? Any suggestions?