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    hayward sp 1085 skimmer question

    the weir gets stuck and i want to remove it to see if it needs to be sanded. how is SP 1085 OEM skimmer weir hinged? the area it not easily accessible and i don't want to apply to much pressure to get it out and end up breaking it.

    does it snap in place, any springs that hold it in place, any screws?

    looking on internet, it seems like there are two protruding plastic pieces on the ends of the weir that might just go into a openings in the skimmer body and stay there, but i can't really tell.

    i'm trying to find some schematics for entire skimmer installation, but can't find any...

    any help is really appreciated!

    p.s. sp-1085 is hayward wide mouth skimmer for IGP:
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    Re: hayward sp 1085 skimmer question

    Weir attaches at the bottom with two nipples. From the inside of the skimmer, lift the weir straight up and their should be a plastic lip at the base near the swing point. Lift up on that lip.

    Very common occurrence. A wood rasp works wonders.
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    Re: hayward sp 1085 skimmer question

    i actually found it out yesterday myself. the hard way while trying to figure out how to squeeze the "nipples" out of the groves, i broke one of them. fortunately it seems that it's holding in place with only one nipples.

    the weir sticks in upright position along the entire perimeter, so i decide instead of shaping it to fit better i would restrict the range of motion. i drilled a small hole on top of the weir and screw a thin but long bolt into it. the bolt doesn't allow the weir to go vertical. i'm going to replace the styrofoam and probably will go for a slightly bigger one to compensate for the additional weight.

    thank you for your answer!
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    Re: hayward sp 1085 skimmer question

    Cost Of new weir is like $15. If you alter the ability of the weir to close you're defeating the purpose of having it installed. The weir is dual purpose. 1) creates a waving motion to help draw debris into the skimmer and 2) keeps ALL the debris in the skimmer basket when the pump is off.
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    Re: hayward sp 1085 skimmer question

    AquaDoctorLLC, it still does all these functions, the only alteration in its function that i introduced is ability no to stick
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    Re: hayward sp 1085 skimmer question

    I agree with AquaDoctor. 100%!

    Doing it right means do it once.

    Having only one pivot point and relying on friction to hold the other side is begging for another problem to occur.

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    Re: hayward sp 1085 skimmer question

    ok, guys! i will try to get a new one my pool is covered 5 days out of 7, so skimmer is not extremely crucial for me.
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