Hello everyone, I just have a quick question about an in ground 16x32 rectangular pool and the skimmer. I just recently purchased this house this past fall and I am getting ready to open the pool this spring. I had slipped the hose under the cover this weekend and started to fill the pool back up. I stopped just short of the skimmer when I noticed some minor rust stains on the bottom corners of the skimmer inlet facing the pool. The liner in this pool was replaced in 2007, and at that time according to the invoices I have from the previous home owner this new liner included any minor repairs and new covers and gaskets.
Long story short from what I have read, rust stains around the skimmer inlet shroud is a sure sign of a leak. Is it a big deal to unscrew the shroud and replace the gasket myself or is it something best left to a pool company.