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Thread: Skimmer drain has river rock stuck

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    Apr 2017
    henderson nevada

    Skimmer drain has river rock stuck

    So, I use this river rock to weigh down the skimmer basket. Well its missing and the line is plugged so I know its in there. I tried a drain king with no luck. I tried a wet vac, no luck. I even tried to use my robot hose and ran my pump at full speed to dislodge the rock with no luck. I need some advice please. thanks
    in ground 12,000 gal pool

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    Midland TX

    Re: Skimmer drain has river rock stuck

    Welcome to the forum keoni,

    I hate hearing this for you, and don't have a solution right off, but I am thinking about it. This will take a little bit of a creative solution, as it wont likely be easy to dislodge a rock from inside the piping, and make it go where you want.

    Do you think you think you can thread something into the pipe, and get past the rock with something like the electrical fish tape below? Its early in the day, and just my first thought, but let us know what you think. I wanted to answer and welcome you, but also get your post up to the top for others to see. Maybe they will have some ideas as well.

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    Nashville, TN

    Re: Skimmer drain has river rock stuck

    I assume that you aren't able to see it right?
    18x36 Vinyl, sports depth, 8' Roman steps at each end. Hayward 1.5hp 2speed pump, catridge filter, 2 skimmers, no main drain, 3 SR Smith Treo LED lights

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