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    skimmer filter basket pops up

    My skimmers filter basket keeps popping up when the pump turns off.
    AG pool with a cartridge filter (24"?).
    The problem is, sometimes it will not set back in correctly.
    I happened to catch it today as the timer turned it on. I saw the return line bubbling.

    What can cause this "burp" when the pump turns off.

    thanks
    5100 gal Above Ground Intex Pool with cheap filter and pump
    TF-100 Test Kit

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    I have a small rock in each of mine to keep them down.
    Gary
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    Mine turns to lock into place....
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    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    I worry about that getting in somehow .
    I still might try it.

    Quote Originally Posted by crabboy
    I have a small rock in each of mine to keep them down.
    5100 gal Above Ground Intex Pool with cheap filter and pump
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    kenshell,

    I worry about that getting in somehow .
    Maybe try not such a small rock. Choose a rock that is larger than any of the piping that the rock might get caught in. This way you won't be able to send a rock to your pump impeller.

    http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/po ... 13340.html

    http://www.poolforum.com/pf2/showthread.php?t=3964

    http://www.poolforum.com/pf2/showthread.php?t=2416

    (I tried searching this forum, but had too many posts to review when I searched for "basket", "rock", etc. Sorry for the links to those "other guys".)

    Here is a commercial solution: http://www.coolpoolsolutions.com/

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    1983 Laars XE Pool/Spa Heater Type ES 400,000 BTU, 1998 Hayward Super Star-Clear C-4000 cartridge filter (400 sq ft, 4 separate cartridges)
    1998 Polaris 380 pressure-side cleaner w/ 3/4 HP booster pump
    One skimmer :( and one PoolSkim :), One Supervision Galaxy LED pool lamp, Second story solar panels
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    I like the idea behind the Skimmer Buddy, but if you used that, I don't see how you could use a skimmer sock, and I do like my skimmer sock!

    My skimmer basket pops up sometimes, too. I make it a point to check my skimmer every night to (a) see if it's popped up, and (b) to see what kind of **** is in it. Had a hornet, a carpenter bee, some Japanese beetles, and a grasshopper in it tonight - pretty good catch.
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
    Pentair Optiflo 1 hp/2sp pump w/ Swimpro Voyager 150 sq ft cartridge filter
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    "Fear the Schnauz!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeInTN
    I like the idea behind the Skimmer Buddy, but if you used that, I don't see how you could use a skimmer sock, and I do like my skimmer sock!

    My skimmer basket pops up sometimes, too. I make it a point to check my skimmer every night to (a) see if it's popped up, and (b) to see what kind of **** is in it. Had a hornet, a carpenter bee, some Japanese beetles, and a grasshopper in it tonight - pretty good catch.
    Deepfry em and you've got a good snack....
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    Re: skimmer filter basket pops up

    So I bled the filter housing and it is much better.
    thanks to all
    5100 gal Above Ground Intex Pool with cheap filter and pump
    TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: skimmer filter basket pops up

    withdrawn. Have a lifetime supply of rocks.

    problem solved.

    thanks
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    Pentair Dynamo 1hp pump, Intermatic Timer
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    Re: skimmer filter basket pops up

    I keep a rock in mine.
    15,000 gal Freeform Salt Water (SWG), Pebble Sheen with in floor cleaner. Hayward 1.5hp pump and 425sq ft Hayward Cartridge filter. 35sq ft Waterfall with separate 1.5hp Hayward Pump.

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