hello I have recently bought a house with a pool installed in the yard. I have some work to do like find a leak, patch it and my problem I am having now is I noticed the old skimmer was broken and had rust all around it I bought a new skimmer installed it and now I still see the leak coming from the bottom of the skimmer so I read the direcetion again and I seen it says I can put cement around the gaskets before I install them so my question is can I use pool putty or waterproof silicone. put a bead around both sides of the gastket and install skimmer. my other question is the rust a problem does it weakean the pool. its not that bad just around the skimmer it is. is there anything I can put on the rest of the rust so it wont countiune to rust. any information would be helpful thank you I have pics I just keep getting an error when I try and upload it.