I opened the pool to find the skimmer gasket leaking. It's the gasket between the wide mouth skimmer and the regular skimmer attached to it. Looking from the pool into the skimmer I see 4 screws that hold the skimmer onto the wide mouth. I removed these 4 screws (2 on each side) and the top of the skimmer came loose but the lower section held tight. So tight I think there must be screws in the bottom, but don't see where they are or how to get to them. If there are screws in the bottom I'll have to remove the wide mouth from the pool side. That project scares me.
The wide mouth is model 8939. Does anyone know how to remove this and if it could have screws in the bottom?
I tried prying the skimmer loose, but the plastic seems very brittle and will surely break if I try any firmer.
Any advice on how this is assembled is much appreciated.