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    Exclamation I have a screw loose

    In the pool. I dropped it while installing a Hayward through the wall skimmer. My pool is a lovely shade of green, and I can't see it. Blindly scooping with the net has hit the screw, but wasn't able to pick it up. I tested the remaining screws, and the are not magnetic (was going to try a magnet on a string).

    Can the screw be safely vacuumed, or is it time for a swim in the swamp?
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    Re: I have a screw loose

    stretch a kneehigh nylon over the vacuum hose port and ram the hose on to snag it when you vacuum it up
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    Re: I have a screw loose

    Sounds great! I'll give it a go!

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    It didn't occur to me until you said that about the kneehighs - I'm vacuuming through the skimmer! It will be caught in the skimmer basket! Doh!
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    Re: I have a screw loose

    You just wanted to play Creature from the Black Lagoon! LOL

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    Re: I have a screw loose

    Hehe, screw retrieved. I did get in the pool to install the skimmer, but I borrowed a friend's waders. ��
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    Re: I have a screw loose

    Waders are a great idea!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: I have a screw loose

    He failed to tell me of the hole in the crotch, so shortly after I got in, I noticed it began to get a bit chilly in the waders... ��
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    Re: I have a screw loose

    OH NO! BAD Man! I bet he was laughing KNOWING what was going to happen! BAD!

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    Re: I have a screw loose

    OH NO! BAD Man! I bet he was laughing KNOWING what was going to happen! BAD!

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