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    Skimmer cover repair

    So after some bozo decides to use my skimmer cover as a spring board into the pool and shatters it....and the "pool store" wants 100 bucks to replace it. We decided to get creative. We found 1/2 inch plexiglass cut it and roughed it up a bit so it wasn't slippery and so far so good.
    I've tried to include a pic but it keeps telling me my file is invalid.
    Anyone have any other thoughts if this doesn't work.?
    Deena
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    Re: Skimmer cover repair

    What kind of lid?


    Something like this;

    http://www.epoolshop.com/hayward1082108 ... cover.aspx

    shouldn't be over 20 bucks.

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    Re: Skimmer cover repair

    Yes, very much like that only round. It seems like everything where I am (Alberta, Canada) either has to be special ordered and shipped from the states or half the time they don't even know what I am talking about.
    They figured $100 dollars by the time all was said and done. Way too rich for my blood.
    Deena
    http://www.lindbrookstargazer.ca
    100,000 liter IG vinyl liner
    Rolachem Chlorine & Muratic acid Auto feeders/Pool Perfect Auto feeder
    Pentair 30" filter (Tagelus) Sand filter/Centruion switchless pump 1.5/.25 HP

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    Re: Skimmer cover repair

    poolcenter.com.

    Look there, they have what your looking for. Why is canada so expensive like that. i could have a round lid shppied to me for 25 bucks including shipping.

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    Re: Skimmer cover repair

    Thanks for the info. I'm not sure why we end up paying so much.
    I ordered a winter cover last year and was appaled when I recieved the actual bill for the pool store and we paid a 300% mark up. It probably would have been cheaper to order it from the states and pay the shipping.
    I've been trying to find a supplier for bulk test reagents and although I can find suppliers in the states I cannot seem to find anyone in Canada. So if anyone knows of one, I'd love to hear the name.
    A lot of the states ones will not ship "chemicals" over the border so that eliminates them....but surely there must be some Canadian pool suppliers that will ship bulk reagents.
    Deena
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    Rolachem Chlorine & Muratic acid Auto feeders/Pool Perfect Auto feeder
    Pentair 30" filter (Tagelus) Sand filter/Centruion switchless pump 1.5/.25 HP

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    Re: Skimmer cover repair

    I'm pretty sure the reason no US company can ship Taylor reagents to Canada is because of an exclusive distribution agreement Taylor has with some Canadian company. Violate the agreement, and Taylor stops selling it's reagents to you.

    I'm thinking Apollo Pools sells the Taylor test kits up there, so you might check with them for reagents.
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    Re: Skimmer cover repair

    Thank you , thank you......I'm checking them out
    Deena
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    Rolachem Chlorine & Muratic acid Auto feeders/Pool Perfect Auto feeder
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    Re: Skimmer cover repair

    E-bay may help you?

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    Re: Skimmer cover repair

    Just FYI....Appolo Pools does indeed carry Taylor reagents and all things Taylor, they tell me.
    In large and small amounts.
    I've ordered other things from them before so I know they are very good at the customer service end too.
    Thanks for everyone's help.
    Deena
    http://www.lindbrookstargazer.ca
    100,000 liter IG vinyl liner
    Rolachem Chlorine & Muratic acid Auto feeders/Pool Perfect Auto feeder
    Pentair 30" filter (Tagelus) Sand filter/Centruion switchless pump 1.5/.25 HP

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    Re: Skimmer cover repair

    Reply I got from poolcenter.com regarding Taylor test kits


    We are prohibited from shipping Taylor Test Kits to Canada. The Canadian Government will not allow it.



    Thanks for the Inquiry!!



    Christina Scypion

    POOLCENTER.com

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    (703) 778-2580 Ext 139

    (703) 778-2585 Fax
    Deena
    http://www.lindbrookstargazer.ca
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    Rolachem Chlorine & Muratic acid Auto feeders/Pool Perfect Auto feeder
    Pentair 30" filter (Tagelus) Sand filter/Centruion switchless pump 1.5/.25 HP

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    Re: Skimmer cover repair

    But you should be able to get a skimmer lid from them i would think

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    Re: Skimmer cover repair

    true enough Brad, I'm sure I could and cheaper than here even with the shipping. But it does look like that half inche plexiglass is going to work out so I'm going to leave it alone for now.
    Thanks again for everyone's help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad S
    But you should be able to get a skimmer lid from them i would think
    Deena
    http://www.lindbrookstargazer.ca
    100,000 liter IG vinyl liner
    Rolachem Chlorine & Muratic acid Auto feeders/Pool Perfect Auto feeder
    Pentair 30" filter (Tagelus) Sand filter/Centruion switchless pump 1.5/.25 HP

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