My first post, so please be patient with me. I am 100% disabled and have COPD among my many ailments, therefore my sweet wife has to maintain the pool (which she has done for many years). Tonight she comes in and tells me she was taking the skimmer basket out and the rock she uses as a "weight" in the bottom of the skimmer fell out and into one of the pipes.
After a spirited discussion as to rock size in a skimmer she agreed the rock was too small (the size of a man's thumb). After dropping this rock she immediately turned the pool pump off.
This is a gunnite pool, in the ground. Two holes in the bottom. The rock can be seen in the hole closest to the pool. Suggestions as to how I can remove this rock?
1. Use a wet/dry Vac to see if I can suck it out?
2. Use a gas powered trash pump to suck the rock out?
3. Use the gas powered pump to try to push the rock out?
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
BTW, the rear pipe (furtherest away from the pool water) seems to be blocked by PVC pipe.
I also considered draining a couple of feet of water then putting epoxy on the end of a stick and trying to get a hold it.k
Thanks in advance for any ideas.....Dave