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Thread: Replace skimmer questions

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    Mar 2012
    Columbus, Ohio

    Replace skimmer questions

    This spring I installed a used AGP. After everything was filled & running, I noticed that the skimmer box has some small hair line cracks. I was able to seal them with pool putty and I have been fine with it all year. Now that I have closed the pool and drained down below the skimmer, I would like to replace the entire skimmer in the spring. My concerns are about the liner. When the pool installer put the liner in, he pulled down to tension the liner to keep it tight. What will happen to the liner when I take the screws out that go through the liner into the skimmer? Will the liner move up or down or stretch in some way or possibly tear? What is the chance of not getting into trouble? Should the water level be as high as possible or very low? Anyone ever replaced their skimmer? Thanks!
    24' above ground, 2008 Esther Williams, 13,500 gallon, 200# sand filter, 1.5hp pump, bottom drains.

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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Replace skimmer questions

    When you go to replace it pick a nice warm day and raise the water level to just under the skimmer. Have a helper and everything you need to do the job. As long as you remove the old one and replace the new one at the same time, you shouldn't have a problem.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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