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    Repair a crack in skimmer?

    How can I repair a 3" long crack in the side of the skimmer box (AGP) now that there is water in it?
    24' above ground, 2008 Esther Williams, 13,500 gallon, 200# sand filter, 1.5hp pump, bottom drains.

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    Re: Repair a crack in skimmer?

    It is a minor leak only dripping twice a minute. Is there any kind of PVC patch that I can glue on the outside?
    24' above ground, 2008 Esther Williams, 13,500 gallon, 200# sand filter, 1.5hp pump, bottom drains.

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    Re: Repair a crack in skimmer?

    Search for pool epoxy and you can apply it underwater.
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    Re: Repair a crack in skimmer?

    I just had a thought ... anyone ever try Eternabond tape? It is typically used on roofs but it is some crazy sticky stuff ... could actually work in this case for a minor leak.

    {EDIT: In fact, I would be willing to mail you a piece if you posted some before and after pictures. Be forewarned, if it does not seal completely, it will be a pain in the you know what to remove it.

    Might work even better to just lower the water level below the skimmer for any repair to choose though}
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    Re: Repair a crack in skimmer?

    You can try a 2 part pool epoxy it's called pool putty and looks like playdough.. I have put many temp repairs on skimmer using pool putty...

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    Re: Repair a crack in skimmer?

    +1 for the Pool Putty from Atlas Minerals

    Replacing the skimmer itself should also be pretty cheap if you want to do it yourself.
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