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    skimmer question

    for the 1st time my water level is above my skimmer because i let up there to keep pressure on the liner due to a floating liner last week,i know it wont "skim" the durface water, but will it also not draw in correctly? with my 3 way valve on all skim or part skim part bottom drain, the pump glass fills up but immediatley loses the prime, on all bottom drain it pumps fine dumb question? what am i not getting through my thick head?
    17,000 gal inground
    vinyl
    swg
    3hp 8 returns
    heat siphon heat pump

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    Re: skimmer question

    A high water level won't cause the problem. It sounds like the skimmer weir (flapper door) might be sticking in the up position. The door will block the pool water from filling the skimmer.

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    Re: skimmer question

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW
    A high water level won't cause the problem. It sounds like the skimmer weir (flapper door) might be sticking in the up position. The door will block the pool water from filling the skimmer.
    yup , thats it. held door down with a brick and it works... thanks
    17,000 gal inground
    vinyl
    swg
    3hp 8 returns
    heat siphon heat pump

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