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Thread: Returns and skimmer plates

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    Returns and skimmer plates

    Just took the cover off the pool at the new house we just bought, to do some testing and get equipment set up. I noticed that the return didn't have an eyeball attachment nor was one laying around in the garage where they left some supplies. When I buy a new one, how hard/easy is it to install? Also, the skimmer plate that covers the opening in the pool during the winter is still on, of course, and I have no idea how to remove it and/or put the Weir door in. The cover looks and feels like a rubber or silicone piece. Any guidance would be fantastic!
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    Re: Returns and skimmer plates

    You can pop the skimmer lid off... it's probably an Aquador. My brother uses one and it's like a tuperware lid that just snaps on from the inside. And you can also buy new eyeballs from the pool store if you can't find yours. They probably have a plug or something in it. Can you see into the pool from the outside return? If not, they plugged it with a stopper to keep the pool from draining over the winter. I don't know why my dad and brother mess with it because they lose water every year to it. lol
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    Re: Returns and skimmer plates

    Yes, it was an Aquador. We had to drain some of the pool due to high CYA, so the skimmer and return were easily accessible. I just popped off the Aquador. The return did not have the eye...it was just plugged. I ordered an eyeball online...should be there when I get home. Thanks for responding!
    7600 Gal. ABG; Perflex Extended Cycle DE Filter; 1hp Power-Flo LX Pump

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