I have a skimmer basket that was "sucked down" about 6 months ago and I can't get the thing out! Without breaking the basket into pieces, does anyone have a better plan to remove this? I was afraid all the small pieces will go down into the plumbing if I break it up.
I have attached a photo of what is going on.
I asked the pool store and they had never heard of this happening.
What TOTALLY confuses me is this.....I can't even see water swirl in the basket unless the Jandy valve is TOTALLY toward skimmer - - I never leave it like that because I want the Polaris to run and I use a 2-speed pump, so it's almost always TOTALLY toward pool cleaner.
Frankly, I'm not sure how the skimmer even does anything. I empty leaves once every 3 months and end up with the size of 1 baseball, which doesn't seem like much to me.
I noticed that the pool store sells a basket this is similar, but very slightly larger. Do you think someone had used the wrong basket here? Pool store said they won't know that answer until I get this basket out and tell them what it looks like below (1 port or 2, and if it has a flying saucer disc looking thing).
Thanks for your thoughts on this!