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Thread: Winterizing Skimmer Plug for Hayward Above-Ground Pool Skimmer

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    Winterizing Skimmer Plug for Hayward Above-Ground Pool Skimmer

    I purchased a winterizing plug for my Hayward above-ground pool skimmer SP1091LX. It has a foam-type seal with a hard plastic cover. However, usiing all of the strength and man power in my household, I cannot get the plug to fit all the way around. When I push the top in, the bottom pops out...when i push the bottom in, the top pops out!! I even purchased a Lube and applied it around the plug sides to make pushing it in easier, but it didnt seem to help. I was assured it would be a simple project. I made sure it was exactly the dimensions of my skimmer opening, and it still doesnt fit.

    Does anyone know of a different plug that actually works?! I would really appreciate some help! Thank you!
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    Re: Winterizing Skimmer Plug for Hayward Above-Ground Pool Skimmer

    I use an Aquador cover. My skimmer is also a wide mouth skimmer. Same problems getting it on, although the pool lube works for me and makes it easier to snap on. http://www.poolproducts.com/SPP/prod...family_id=2555 😎
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    Re: Winterizing Skimmer Plug for Hayward Above-Ground Pool Skimmer

    Maybe try warming it up with a hair dryer prior to taking it outside?

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    Winterizing Skimmer Plug for Hayward Above-Ground Pool Skimmer

    I let mine sit inside on a table in the sun before I put it on. It helps. 😎
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: Winterizing Skimmer Plug for Hayward Above-Ground Pool Skimmer

    Welcome to the forum Artfulone and Sackmonkey
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