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    Skimmer basket question

    So I am planning on opening the pool this weekend and i opened up the skimmer basket and it looks like the ring sitting in the inside of basket has come loose from the skimmer housing. See picture attached, its the circle (sorry I dont know the technical terms for it).
    My first question is if this matters at all? I never bothered to check the ring in prior years.

    Second question is if it does matter, how do i fix? Can I just seal it with some kind of glue?

    Thanks in advance!!!
    I have a 35,000 gallon, sand filter, sunken above ground (so inground), vinyl liner, with an Aqua rite turbo cell SWG

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    Re: Skimmer basket question

    I have a 35,000 gallon, sand filter, sunken above ground (so inground), vinyl liner, with an Aqua rite turbo cell SWG

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    Re: Skimmer basket question

    Your attachment does not work. The best way to add pics is to upload them to photobucket and copy the IMG code the paste it here.
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    Re: Skimmer basket question

    http://s280.photobucket.com/user/del...tml?sort=3&o=0

    link above, keep in mind the actual filter basket is removed in this photo
    I have a 35,000 gallon, sand filter, sunken above ground (so inground), vinyl liner, with an Aqua rite turbo cell SWG

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    Re: Skimmer basket question

    bump
    I have a 35,000 gallon, sand filter, sunken above ground (so inground), vinyl liner, with an Aqua rite turbo cell SWG

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    Re: Skimmer basket question

    Sorry, I have no idea. Never seen a skimmer like that. Why is the water that color?
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    Re: Skimmer basket question

    dang was hoping someone would know. i always pour a little antifreeze in skimmer box to keep from freeze damage. I tried to google search on skimmer box images to find something similar but no luck so far. I inherited the pool from the prior owner and he did a lot of custom things that makes my life more difficult of course haha

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    it doesnt seem to affect the outside skimmer box housing. maybe he put it there so the round vacuum head had something to sit flush on?? create a better seal possibly during the vacuum process?
    I have a 35,000 gallon, sand filter, sunken above ground (so inground), vinyl liner, with an Aqua rite turbo cell SWG

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    Re: Skimmer basket question

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hayward-SPX1...p2054897.l4275

    I found this, it appears to be a ring for the skimmer basket and looks similar to what i have already. thoughts?
    I have a 35,000 gallon, sand filter, sunken above ground (so inground), vinyl liner, with an Aqua rite turbo cell SWG

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    Re: Skimmer basket question

    bump
    I have a 35,000 gallon, sand filter, sunken above ground (so inground), vinyl liner, with an Aqua rite turbo cell SWG

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    Re: Skimmer basket question

    That does look like the Hayward skimmer ring. They do occasionally come loose. In most cases, it doesn't matter too much as long as it holds the basket in place.

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    Re: Skimmer basket question

    thats what i thought - my only concern is whether id have enough suction during vacuuming. If its an issue ill probably just glue it down or something.
    I have a 35,000 gallon, sand filter, sunken above ground (so inground), vinyl liner, with an Aqua rite turbo cell SWG

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    Re: Skimmer basket question

    Speaking of skimmer suction I was not impressed with ours. But now there is a solution. It is called skimdoctor. It increases the suction up to three times of the regular volume. Have had it for months and I am very impressed. Google it. You won't be disappointed.



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