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    Skimmers not working

    I am new to pool maintenance but I have a basic understanding of how the system works. Let me preface this by saying we had a pool party last month and water balloon pieces may/did get into the drain and skimmers. When I cover the drain hole in each skimmer there appears to be ample suction, my hand gets yanked down pretty forcefully. There is no vortex of water bringing debris to the bottom of the basket and nothing is being drawn into the skimmer opening, it just floats by. The strange thing is when I attempt to vacuum, the hose no longer has to be twisted into the drain opening, it doesn't make a tight fit, it just sits there very loosely. The same thing in the other skimmer. It seems the hole is bigger now or there was a piece on the hose that used to make a tight seal in the hole that is no longer there??? All three jets appear to have the same force they have always had. Help...

    1ok gallon concrete, it looks like a pair of sunglasses if viewed from above. 2 skimmers, 1 drain in the deep end, 2 regular jets and 1 smaller jet that looks like a PVC elbow. Hayward C900 Cartridge filter. 3' low end, 6' deep end.

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    Re: Skimmers not working

    Some of the pieces may have gotten stuck in the impeller. What's the filter pressure running? Is it about the same as before?
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