Have an inground pool with 2 skimmers and the main drain to the pump.
The handle that opens/closes the valve on the far skimmer broke off a few weeks ago with the skimmer closed.
Today, I was able to turn it counterclockwise with a wrench to open it. (The other valves open by turning counterclockwise)
However, there is no suction to it still. I tried:
--Opening/draining the pump, then starting/priming with all 3 valves open (still no pressure)
--Same thing but starting/priming with just the one skimmer valve open (didn't prime, seemed to make the water in the pump bubble/flow backwards?)
--Opening the pump and the filter, starting/priming with all valves open, running until pump filled and filter released all its air.
No luck. I had suction in this skimmer before it was closed, so don't think its clogged. Any ideas?