Hi (username is a joke). Long story short, I attached my SkimVac vacuum plate in the skimmer box without the o-ring. It got stuck in there and the elbow joint broke off.
I have the pump turned off, the pool runs with the basket on top of the plate, but I have to empty the basket super frequently. Tried Vaseline at pool store's suggestion, and worried about prying too hard and damaging skimmer box.
Totally not sure what to do. At the point where I'm considering trying to cut the thing out.