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Thread: Funnel forming in Skimmer. Water level doesnt seem to be low.

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    Funnel forming in Skimmer. Water level doesnt seem to be low.

    Every time I take out the basket out of the skimmer a small funnel forms and the filter loses prime. When the basket is in place I have no issues. The water level is high enough. My pool is about 4 years old and I noticed this last year and now this year. The only think different I did was switch out the cheap plastic hoses with PVC flex hoses. Any ideas? thanks in advance.
    Semi above ground pool 12x16 raypak 156a heater

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    Re: Funnel forming in Skimmer. Water level doesnt seem to be low.

    I'm having the same problem. We just hard plumb pool this spring.

    My pressure dropped quite a bit too, did yours?

    I'll be interested in what the experts say.
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    Re: Funnel forming in Skimmer. Water level doesnt seem to be low.

    Mine does that after a few minutes if the skimmer basket is removed. It also does it if the weir is not in place or if I'm holding the weir toward the inside of the pool. It's not really a problem because you shouldn't have the skimmer basket removed except for cleaning it out.
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    Re: Funnel forming in Skimmer. Water level doesnt seem to be low.

    Water pressure has stayed at 15 and we installed a heater and no change.
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    Re: Funnel forming in Skimmer. Water level doesnt seem to be low.

    Mine was 15psi with the plastic hoses and it runs @7psi pvc.
    18ft Round AG, Vinyl, 100LB Pentair Sand Filter, 1HP, June 2012, TF-100 w/SpeedStir

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