I'm new to this forum and tried searching for some info on my problem but have not located anything. Thanks in advance to pointing me to any existing threads that might have covered this specific issue.
I have a 15 year old in-ground Sylvan pool, gunite, with two skimmers. In the past two or three years, the deep end skimmer got slower and slower and now no longer works at all. It seems to allow air to blow through when closing the pool, but does not seem to suction anything or collect any debris.
When we first opened the pool in 1993, Sylvan specifically instructed us to dispense chlorine tabs in the deep end skimmer basket. Another pool owner told me recently that my problem may be due to heavy concentrations of chlorine destroying the flex connector at the skimmer bottom, and nothing will fix it short of excavation and replacement. We have a concrete deck, so this would not be an inexpensive repair at this point.
A few repair guys working on other items looked at it quickly, but no one had any good ideas. I'm about to try to find and call in a pro, but wondered if anyone here has run into this issue. I've been using the other skimmer for chlorine up to this season, but now I'm afraid to do that in case the same thing happens there. What's the best way to dispense chlorine in the meantime?
Thanks again for any help on this issue.
Rhys - NJ