Hi, we're putting up an older 15 x 30 pool. It had a Muskin skimmer model A4372. Since these are no longer available, my husband plans to use a piece of aluminum to resize the hole in the pool wall. I was wondering if we should order a regular or wide mouth skimmer. Regular skimmers are less expensive. Are there any benefits to having a wide mouth? I saw one on ebay for $60 that has storage in the top for the pool testing kit. http://www.ebay.com/itm/DELUXE-Widemout ... 5ae4fe7e9c
It also says that the vacuum plate stores on top of the skimmer. Sounds like that may be handy although I don't even know what the vacuum plate is for. A regular skimmer is available for $25. Does it matter what brand? Thank you.