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Thread: Skimmer Placement - Hard to Remove Basket

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    Jul 2012
    Basking Ridge, NJ

    Skimmer Placement - Hard to Remove Basket

    Hi all,

    In their infinite wisdom, my pool installer placed one of the two skimmers in a horribly inconvenient place.

    The lid is behind a rock wall in a landscaping bed about 18" from the surface of the pool deck. So, because of the obstacles in the bed and the rock wall I have to kneel on the pool deck, put a hand on the top of the rock wall and stretch about 4 feet out and another 18" down in order to get to lid and then the basket.

    This makes the simple task of removing, cleaning and replacing the baskets a real pain, literally. My wife can't stand it anymore and I'm pretty tired of aggravating my back performing this task.

    Does anyone know of some kind of device, attachment, accessory, etc. that would allow someone to remove a skimmer basket without having to get your hand all the way to the lid and basket handle?

    As always, thanks guys (and gals)!!

    28,000 Gal Pool w/ Attached raised Spa, White Plaster Finish, D.E. Filter - FNSP 60 sq. ft., Whisperflo Pump, Nature 2 Element (Housing Only Now Devoid of Cart.), Hayward CL200 In-Line Automatic Pool Chemical Feeder, RayPak Gas-fired Heater, Polaris 380, Zodiac 1.5-HP 240-Volt Polaris QT Spa Blower

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    Jul 2014
    Bedford, TX

    Re: Skimmer Placement - Hard to Remove Basket


    Not that I am aware of... Without a pic, it is a little hard to tell, but my first thought was to build a walk-way that would allow you to get to it..

    Sound like a real pain...

    Thanks for posting and we'll see if other members might have some better ideas..

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2, added small 3 person Caldera Spa.

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