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    Above ground Skimmers

    In case I ever decide to replace skimmer
    Besides Lomart does anyone make a above ground skimmer like this.
    When you vacuum the water goes thru the skimmer basket first. So I only need to empty the pump basket about once a season.
    Hard to get under my deck to the pump so it makes it so much easier with a back problem.
    Trap door in deck lets me get to everything else I need from above.
    Only thing I never liked about the lomart is the output nipple on the skimmer is more like a 1 instead of the larger 1 I see on haywards.
    And also wondered if that effects my flow much.
    2 yr old HP Hayward superpump with a 20 year old Jaccuzzi sand filter.
    About every 5 years replace sand clena out and inspect. But everything still look and works good so never replaced the filter. Used on a 18 ft. x 4 ft above ground with 18 burried in ground.

    Thanks
    6014 gallons aprx
    cartridge type filter
    summer escapes pool above ground metal frame
    SFS1000 SkimmerPlus filter pump with GFCI=1,500 GPH
    install date: 6-1-12

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    Re: Above ground Skimmers

    Did you intend to include an image of the skimmer?

    My vacuum plugs into the skimmer base, without the basket, so my pump basket takes the load.
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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    Re: Above ground Skimmers

    You are right I did lookup some. Sorry should have looked at them better before making post. Just going by a friends Hayward skimmer and he said that he removes the basket and plugs the hose in.
    Seems like he has a different model or is using it wrong without the plate.

    So if ever I did decide to change for the outlet size only. What the opinion on the best skimmer.
    I could get a stainless plate from a friend at a metal shop to cover the lomart cutout to change to a different cut out.

    Will try to post a pic of a lomart. I think they only ever made the one style. They did seem to have the best design for when you vaccum. Plug the hose in from the inside of pool to a seperate vaccum port.

    Thanks again
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    6014 gallons aprx
    cartridge type filter
    summer escapes pool above ground metal frame
    SFS1000 SkimmerPlus filter pump with GFCI=1,500 GPH
    install date: 6-1-12

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    Re: Above ground Skimmers

    i have seen others with the vacuum port. But they may have been Lomart brands...

    I've also seen fittings that install in the pool wall that are piped into the suction line, below the skimmer I assume.
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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