I installed the hayward widemouth skimmer in my pool. It is awesome. But one thing bothers me. When the pump stops running, the little gate is supposed to float up to prevent stuff in the skimmer basket from flowing back into the pool. But it doesn't.
My theory is it's because the ultra-frame pool wall slants inward so the skimmer is slanted upward.
Any ideas on how to get it to float up? I'm thinking of getting some sort of fishing float and attaching it to the gate. Seems awkward though.