Greetings everyone! This is my first post. I've been lurking for some time and have enjoyed the helpful information this forum has provided since becoming a member. Over the past two years, with the information I've found, I've upgraded my pump to a variable speed whisperflow and have converted to salt water and installed a SWG. My pool is about 18 years old, currently has a lawn as deck, while I enjoy having grass around the pool it presents its challenges. We recently purchased a used pool slide and installed a concrete deck at the end of the pool for the slide. I've now decided to install additional decking all around the pool, replacing my lawn. This presents me with the dilemma of whether or not to change out the skimmer before installing the concrete deck. My skimmer looks ok, but the weir valve has been giving me trouble. I've had to replace the weir valve recently and the new one had to be filed and sanded on the sides to get it to swing freely, but now it seems to be a bit sticky at the hinge pins. I'm guessing there is some bulging from the sides which necessitated the weir to be filed on the sides. I'd like your opinions as to whether you think it's worth the effort now, before I pour the deck to replace the skimmer. While I'm confident in my abilities, I've never pulled a skimmer, so I'm not sure of the time involved. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.