This is my first post here but am having some issues. Year 2 just put up the pool and the ring has a small tear in it. I patched it this morning before work so hopefully it will be fine when I get home tonight. I have the 18' x 48" Intex Blow Up Pool ( I call it the Walmart Bag! )
Anyway, I have bought a new filter (stronger one) although I don't have the info on it here. I used it last year and it blew out the cover where the water comes back into the pool. I don't think (know if) that that is bad but please correct me if I'm wrong. As I did leave it off for the rest of last year.
My issue is with the floating skimmer; I can't seem to get it to stay down (in it's correct position not lying on it's side) it tends to want to float up and then I am catching air. Last year I actually zip tied the hose to itself in order for it to stay put which seemed to work but that to me doesn't seem correct.
My main issue is when I have the pump on a timer and if i'm not there to catch it the basket floats up and will eventually break the filter. I have searched all over the internet and haven't seen this mentioned anywhere. Does anyone have a suggestion.
My friend suggested placing a rock in the basket to help is stay put but again do I really want a rock in the pool. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.