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    Need help with skimmer problem please...

    When the pool company closed the pool for winter, they left the plug out of the deep end skimmer. Now when I turn that skimmer on, it creates a problem with the filter (whirling water, loss of prime). I think something critter-wise may have gotten in there. I've called the company repeatedly but only one call back with an "I'll call you back later" response. Is there something I can use to try to unclog the line without causing further damage? I've searched the forums here but can't seem to find this exact problem. Thanks for any help you can provide.
    23X40 Vinyl free form, 30,000 gal.
    2 skimmers, 2 return lines and main drain
    Sand filter
    Polaris 380
    Electric heat pump
    2 hp Hayward Pump
    Broken Jandy handles, lots of wrinkles
    No auto chlorinator, bye bye Frog
    Home to a food chain of mice, frogs and snakes

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    Re: Need help with skimmer problem please...

    You can try using a hose and a drain king from the pump end forcing water back out the skimmer.

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    Re: Need help with skimmer problem please...

    It sounds like your pool water level is too low. What happens if you raise the water level an inch or so?
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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