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    Question Broken skimmer weir tab

    Just opened my pool and discovered one of the skimmer tabs that the weir snaps onto is gone. How can I repair this?

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    Re: Broken skimmer weir tab

    This part? http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...lap-and-my-fix

    Try the search box for weir repair if that picture doesn't match your problem.
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    Re: Broken skimmer weir tab

    No, the weir is fine and easy to replace (Admiral 8" #850015). The problem is the attachment point between the weir and the skimmer box: The weir hinge has holes that engage pins on the skimmer box. Apparently the pins are plastic and can just snap off and disappear.

    I'm realizing now I can probably find a threaded cam pin the right diameter and drill it into the skimmer box if there's no less kludgy fix.

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    Re: Broken skimmer weir tab

    One complication: This is a salt-water pool. What are the specifications for metal components to stand up to that water and chemistry?

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    Re: Broken skimmer weir tab

    Stainless at least and plan to replace it!
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    Re: Broken skimmer weir tab

    There must be standards for metals to be used in saltwater pools. I've seen other weirs with exposed metal pins. I only have to buy one pin, so I can pay up for whatever alloy or metal won't need constant replacement (which run-of-the-mill stainless certainly will!).

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    Re: Broken skimmer weir tab

    Good thing I stumbled on this. My skimmers have no weirs either. I had no idea they were required or at the very least help with skimmer action immensely.

    One more thing to put on the list for my new-to-me pool...
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    Re: Broken skimmer weir tab

    There must be standards for metals to be used in saltwater pools.
    Please post back if you find that standard. That would be very helpful.
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    Re: Broken skimmer weir tab

    Well I did find that Pentair sells replacement plastic tabs for this style skimmer (part #85017500). The weird thing is that nobody in their company has any idea how these should be attached to the skimmer inlet body after an original one breaks off. This tab does fit the weir, but it looks like the inlet body would have to be precisely drilled and cut to receive the mini tab, and then some compatible adhesive used.


    After checking with every tech in their call center the rep I got gave up and suggested "ask a local pool company." Brilliant...

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