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    May 2014

    Skimmer part identification

    Hi everyone,
    I am new to Trouble Free Pool but have had a pool for 10 years mostly trouble free. Last year I ran out of time and had a pool company close my pool, never again. They left a bunch of leaves and garbage on the bottom and when I called them this spring they said it must have blown in under the cover. As I said I have owned the inground pool for 10 years and never had to open a dirty pool when I closed it. Anyway enough rambling, the pool company pulled a part out of my skimmer that I have never done, see image below, any way I am not sure exactly what it is or how to install back in my skimmer, I just need to know which end goes to the pump siphon. My skimmer has 2 pipes in the bottom, one goes to main drain other to pump.. Thanks in advance for all the help. IMG_1072 (800x600).jpg

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    techguy's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Antelope, CA

    Re: Skimmer part identification

    I believe that is commonly called a "twinkie diverter".

    I am going to let someone who has one answer your questions.
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Skimmer part identification

    The pool encyclopedia shows this:

    Since you can see the shadow of the photographer and it's a good bet he's on the dry side of the pool, yours probably gets installed exactly the same way.

    PS I think that door should be open some, otherwise youy get no skimmer water. It's probably closed to eliminate turbulence for picture taking.
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