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    Skimmer plug removal

    Trying to remove the skimmer plug and am having difficulty. Any idea on what tool I could use to remove it? The pool company the closed the pool used a PVC pipe and I tried 1 1/4 but the walls are too thin and bend when I twist and 1 1/2 is too big.

    Included a picture of a extra plug I have.
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    Re: Skimmer plug removal

    putty knife?
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
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    Re: Skimmer plug removal

    Tried a putty knife
    18600 Gallon In Ground
    Vinyl liner
    Aqua Genie Skimmer/Return
    Purex Triton Challenger wet end with Emerson 2EZ Speed Two-Speed with Timer Motor 3/4HP #EB2980T
    Sta-Rite 145361 Cristal-Flo II High-Rate Sand Filter 22Inch
    Taylor K-2006

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    Re: Skimmer plug removal

    Can you post a pic of the plug IN the skimmer?
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: Skimmer plug removal

    Picture of plug installed.
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    18600 Gallon In Ground
    Vinyl liner
    Aqua Genie Skimmer/Return
    Purex Triton Challenger wet end with Emerson 2EZ Speed Two-Speed with Timer Motor 3/4HP #EB2980T
    Sta-Rite 145361 Cristal-Flo II High-Rate Sand Filter 22Inch
    Taylor K-2006

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    Re: Skimmer plug removal

    So that entire assembly won't come out? That looks like a non-threaded cap that may have been glued on a fitting that should have a threaded end going into the hole. Totally guessing here - hard to tell from pic.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: Skimmer plug removal

    I will grab a hold of the PVC pipe and not the plug and see what happens.
    18600 Gallon In Ground
    Vinyl liner
    Aqua Genie Skimmer/Return
    Purex Triton Challenger wet end with Emerson 2EZ Speed Two-Speed with Timer Motor 3/4HP #EB2980T
    Sta-Rite 145361 Cristal-Flo II High-Rate Sand Filter 22Inch
    Taylor K-2006

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    Re: Skimmer plug removal

    Grabbed the PVC assembly and it will not budge. I was a little slimy though. I will have to call the pool company to have them come out. I need to have them come out and fix the weir because it sticks and I can't figure out to remove it too.
    18600 Gallon In Ground
    Vinyl liner
    Aqua Genie Skimmer/Return
    Purex Triton Challenger wet end with Emerson 2EZ Speed Two-Speed with Timer Motor 3/4HP #EB2980T
    Sta-Rite 145361 Cristal-Flo II High-Rate Sand Filter 22Inch
    Taylor K-2006

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