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    Question Just noticed gizmo (gizzmo?) popped off / floating in skimmer. Should I be concerned?

    Still a moderately new inground pool owner, so I'm not sure if this is a dumb question. But after some wide swings in the weather (70 on monday, 30 yesterday) I noticed that the gizzmo had popped out / pushed the skimmer cover up.
    I had a guy close the pool for me last fall and he seemed pretty good (i know he used antifreeze, blew the lines, capped the other drains in the pool, and that this was a new gizzmo). But while I wait for him to call me back, I'm wondering if there's anything I should be worried about.

    Should I be scrambling to somehow get the water out of the skimmer, and put the gizzmo back in? Or feel pretty confident that the antifreeze will tend to things? Or freak out something fierce?

    Thanks for any insight you can pass along.

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    Re: Just noticed gizmo (gizzmo?) popped off / floating in skimmer. Should I be concer

    Or freak out something fierce?
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    Sorry I can't help with the gizmo.....don't have them here in FL but someone will be along soon.
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    Re: Just noticed gizmo (gizzmo?) popped off / floating in skimmer. Should I be concer

    If you real worried, you could cut a pool noodle to the depth of the skimmer and put it in there, and place something heavy on the skimmer lid so it don't push up.
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    Re: Just noticed gizmo (gizzmo?) popped off / floating in skimmer. Should I be concer

    Simple! Just screw it back in.
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    Re: Just noticed gizmo (gizzmo?) popped off / floating in skimmer. Should I be concer

    if there is antifreeze in the lines and he blew them out, as long as water did not reenter then screw it back in
    Southern New Hampshire, 18x36 single roman end pool.

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    Re: Just noticed gizmo (gizzmo?) popped off / floating in skimmer. Should I be concer

    If the gizmo is floating in the skimmer then obviously the line is filled with water. I would blow it back out (or get a shop vac and suck out as much as you can in the line),, might not get too cold there in WI,, but might get cold (like single digit cold) for 3-4 nights again before spring
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