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Thread: Skimmer drains down, normal or cracked?

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    Jun 2013
    South Florida

    Skimmer drains down, normal or cracked?

    Bought the house a little over a year ago. Always noticed after heavy rains that the pool level drops back down to the lip inside the skimmer. I circled it in red on the photo. Is this an intentional gap built in the skimmer to prevent over flow? Or has the plastic separated and it is now just a leak when the pool level gets really high?
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    10,000 gallon in ground diamond brite, Circupool si30+, Hayward C900 cartridge, 1.5hp Flotec single speed pump

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    bproosow's Avatar
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    Apr 2014
    Elk Grove, CA

    Re: Skimmer drains down, normal or cracked?

    That water level looks really high, and it looks to be going over the top of the skimmer. Your water level should be about halfway up the opening from the pool to the skimmer. Any higher and the skimmer won't be effective because nothing will float through the opening to get into it.
    20K gallon in-ground free form gunite pool with moss rock waterfall and GREEN plaster! Built circa 1984. Pentair 1hp Whisperflo pump, Clean & Clear Plus 420 cartridge filter (both new in 2011), Barracuda G3 pool cleaner and Interfab X-Stream slide.

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    ThinkPad's Avatar
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    Jul 2014
    East Coast

    Re: Skimmer drains down, normal or cracked?

    Did the water have enough time to evaporate by any chance? Was there anything that could've caused a little of the water to splash out?
    Bobby (my pool)
    18,000 gallon in ground/white plaster
    Flotec pump/Aquatech MYB100 single cartridge filter - runs 6 hours/day in evening during summer

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