Broken skimmer, fiberglass resin

lukeyn

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Apr 15, 2015
152
Houston Ohio
So my skimmer basket cracked. It cracked after we started the pool up this year. My question is, which would be my best option. The water level is below the skimmer right now so the basket is dry. My plan is to sand the inside of the skimmer basket in all these options, then clean the plastic with brake parts cleaner and acetone to ensure the best adhesion.
1. Use fiberglass resin throughout the entire inside of the skimmer basket?
2. Open up the crack a little to create a valley, then use jb weld J-B Weld 50139 Plastic Bonder Body Panel Adhesive and Gap Filler Syringe - Dries Black - 25 ml Amazon.com: J-B Weld 50139 Plastic Bonder Body Panel Adhesive and Gap Filler Syringe - Dries Black - 25 ml: Automotive ?
3. Use
J-B Weld 50132 PlasticWeld Quick-Setting Epoxy Syringe - Dries Translucent Yellow - 25 ml https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009EU5ZMK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ftU6AbMXNV8GW
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Thanks for the help. I am leaving for military duty all summer so need to fix this for the wife and kids before I go.
 

lukeyn

Well-known member
Apr 15, 2015
152
Houston Ohio
Used the J-B Weld plastic bonder last night I'll take some pics today when I get home from work.
It took 3 containers of the J-B Weld for me to feel comfortable it was thick enough.
 

lukeyn

Well-known member
Apr 15, 2015
152
Houston Ohio
Well, Appears to be working. Pools holding water.
I used brake part cleaner and sanded it down slightly. Wanted a super clean service for ashesion.