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    Skimmer Pump Weir Problem

    Recently purchased a Summer Escapes 16' x 48" ProSeries Metal-Frame Above-Ground Pool. 3 Days to level the gound, set up the pool and all sides are level. Pool is now filled but water is off about 1" on the side directly accross from the skimmer. Plugged pump in and this is where the problem starts...the Skimmer/Filer Pump System is mounted to the side of the pool through the precut opening and the skimmer weir/door is not opening and closing properly so the pump is sucking in more air than water which you can see as it comes through the return. If you slowely open the weir/door and allow the water to fill in everything works perfect. I feel this may be caused by the other side of the pool being off level by an 1", could this be the problem, or could maybe the gasket and frame been tighten down too much? Any easy fixes other than draining 18K + gallons of water to re-level?
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    Kristal Pavlik

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    Re: Skimmer Pump Weir Problem

    Why not pull the weir door out and trim it to the shape of the opening?
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    Re: Skimmer Pump Weir Problem

    The problem is not the fit of the skimmer to the precut hole, the issue is the Weir door will not open and close properly allowing enough water to flow into the skimmer to run properly. I have tried just removing the Weir door but that allows too much water and it ends up spilling out the top of the skimmer.
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    Kristal Pavlik

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    Re: Skimmer Pump Weir Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by kdpavlik
    I have tried just removing the Weir door but that allows too much water and it ends up spilling out the top of the skimmer.
    That should not be possible. The water level should be in the middle of the skimmer opening ... so it should not be possible for water to "spill out".
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    Re: Skimmer Pump Weir Problem

    Can you post a pic of that? I'm with JB, I can't see how that's possible. The top of the skimmer should be above the water level.
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