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    Skimmer Installation

    I am installing a Waterway Large Mouth Skimmer in a new IGV pool. Should I use a silcone sealer on the gaskets that touch the metal walls? What is the best way to install a skimmer? Are there any tricks or tips that the installation manual does not disclose? Or should I just follow the installation manual completely.

    Any suggestions are welcome!
    16 x 32 IGV, steel wall, Hayward SuperPump, Hayward 24in Sand Filter, Jandy LRZ 250K BTU Heater.

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    Re: Skimmer Installation

    This may differ from other suggestions and if it does, follow the folks advice that work on pools all the time.

    I'd use a thin bead of silicone sealant on each sealing surface if it were mine. The thing about silicone sealant is that's it does a really good job of sealing and it's relatively easy to remove if you ever need to. Beyond that, follow the mfg's recommendations as closely as possible.
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    Re: Skimmer Installation

    Thanks! I'll get some silicone sealer...
    16 x 32 IGV, steel wall, Hayward SuperPump, Hayward 24in Sand Filter, Jandy LRZ 250K BTU Heater.

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