I purchased a new vacuum hose today and later found out that I've lost the "adapter" I used to use to make the hose fit the opening in the bottom of my skimmer. Are they a standard size? I have a Doughboy AG 24 x 52 in. with a skimmer with the clear brown lid.
I think the adapter went from 1 1/2 in to 1 1/4 in but I'm not sure. Do I have to measure it?
The hole in the skimmer actually feels a little smaller than 1 /14 in but I'm no scientist
Also, I've had this pool for 4 years now and only today was told by the pool dealer that installed it that I should have been vacuuming through a port under the face plate of the skimmer on the pool wall. I checked, and yep! there's a rubber flap there! But when I opened the flap, I found the port is covered with my pool liner. I talked to the service dept and they pulled my records. They may want to charge me to come out and cut that liner hole for the vacuum port. I think I can just keep vacuuming the way I did before, through the hole in the bottom of the skimmer. What do you all think?
And is that adapter standard? Can I pick one up at any pool shop?