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Thread: skimmers with lids for winter?

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    Join Date
    Apr 2014

    skimmers with lids for winter?

    I'm shopping for a skimmer for our above ground 27' pool. I see skimmers with a tupperware type lid which states it saves tons of water every year. Do these type skimmers really seal well in harsh winters? I guess it just saves the amount of water that would need to be drained below skimmer level in order to close your pool for winter? (which isn't too much water anyways)

    If anyone has a particular model of skimmer they are happy with, please share too. thanks

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    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    western NY

    Re: skimmers with lids for winter?

    I use one on my pool and it has held up well for the 15 years I have had it. Mine was purchased separate from the skimmer and installs fairly easy. The brand I have is called Aquadoor. the "Tupperware lid" snaps in place over a new face plate that comes with it. To install you simply remove the old face plate from the inside of the pool and install the one that comes with the kit. When it is time to close the pool, simply snap the lid in place and put a plug into the return. In the spring, remove the cover and plug and you are ready to go.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Staten Island, NY

    Re: skimmers with lids for winter?

    Last season was my first with a pool and I used the aquadoor when closing. Unfortunately, it leaked very, very slowly and by the time I opened the water was *almost* to the bottom of the skimmer door anyway.
    12x20x52 AG ~6000 gallons (2ft bury), Waterway PH2100-6 1HP 2 spd pump, Hayward Xtreme 100sqft filter,
    Pool Pilot Digital Nano Plus SWG 5/2014, Hayward Heat Pump HP50HA 8/2014, Wanda the Whale cleaner

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