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    raise the pool skimmer?

    i was wondering if it would be worth trying to raise it to get the water level up in the pool. i do not mind doing the work myself but do not truly know how much detail there will be to this project. it is a fiberglass pool and i know how to do fiberglass repair, but is it regular fiberglass like on a boat or truck fenders or a whole other deal? any help is appreciated. here's the pics.






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    Re: raise the pool skimmer?

    That is way more work than it is worth, IMO. As it is now, your water level is low. You should be able to raise it to the middle of the tiles or a little over (about another 1.5" or so)
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    Re: raise the pool skimmer?

    the water level is a pain to begin with. it evaps pretty quick in the so cal summer heat. it needs water at least once a week. the pool is only 14,500 gal.
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    Re: raise the pool skimmer?

    Sounds like if you are willing to do work, adding an auto-fill could be useful. You would just need to make a hole in the pool with a pipe to a float valve in a bucket with a fresh water source.

    Or there are also units that just hook to a hose and hang over the side of the pool and keep the level adjusted.
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