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    Methods to unplug an intake

    My in ground has two skimmers and two bottom intakes for lack of a better word. My son put a black rubber stopper in the bottom intake on the shallow end of the pool and it turned out to be a bit too small. Consequently, it was sucked into the pipe.

    Any suggestions how to get that rubber cork out?
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    Exclamation Re: Mathods to Unplug an Intake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pool Boy Hawk View Post
    My in ground has two skimmers and two bottom intakes for lack of a better word. My son put a black rubber stopper in the bottom intake on the shallow end of the pool and it turned out to be a bit too small. Consequently, it was sucked into the pipe.

    Any suggestions how to get that rubber cork out?
    Sorry it was supposed to be METHODS

    Fixed the title for you. Zea3
    Last edited by zea3; 08-31-2014 at 06:11 PM. Reason: correct typo in thread title
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    Re: Mathods to Unplug an Intake?

    Can you tell how far it went into the pipe?
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    Re: Mathods to Unplug an Intake?

    try putting your garden hose into the drain port inside the skimmer box and blow it back
    if you pack some rags around the hose you might be able to build up a bit of pressure
    or same idea but with pressure washer
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    Re: Methods to unplug an intake

    Does the uh have any metal on it? (Like the expanding rubber plugs?). If so a magnet. If not, can you see it?


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    Re: Methods to unplug an intake

    Where does the pipe end up?

    If it's at a valve at the equipment pad, you can disassemble the valve to access the PVC line the stopper is in and use a Drain King hose attachment to blow it out.



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