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    double layer skimmer gasket

    Putting in new liner and came upon a problem. I am changing my skimmer out while I am doing my new liner. Any way my old skimmer had the 2 part gasket for skimmer and my new one has the double layer gasket. With the double layer I can not put my skimmer bolted on and the cut my hole in the liner because to put the double layer on you have to already have the hole cut into liner. Can I take a knife and cut my double layer gasket and make it 2 pieces with out messing it up and to where it will still not leak? Hope I explained where you can understand what I am asking. I am shut down until I get this figured out...Thanks in advance.
    27' Round AG, 17,200 gallons, sand filter

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    Re: double layer skimmer gasket

    You should be able to install the double layer gasket from outside the pool without cutting the liner. The gasket goes over the edge of the opening in the pool wall, while the liner stays on the inside of the pool and goes on top of the gasket. From outside when complete you should have skimmer body, gasket, wall, gasket, liner, face plate.
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    Re: double layer skimmer gasket

    Thanks for the reply Jason.... So you are saying the liner does NOT need to be inside the gasket.
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    Re: double layer skimmer gasket

    Correct. The liner goes between the faceplate and the gasket.
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    Re: double layer skimmer gasket

    Thank ya Sir
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    Re: double layer skimmer gasket

    103 degree weather is not the best time to be replacing a liner
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    Re: double layer skimmer gasket

    are we referring to the "butterfly gasket" because i am a pool newbie and i installed a thru-wall skimmer on my ultra frame putting the liner in between the gasket????
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    Re: double layer skimmer gasket

    lkrus, I can not answer your question because I am not sure what a butterfly gasket is.
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