If you have difficulty finding the exact one you can always measure the width and height and get a generic
spring loaded one from amazon. Ended up having to go that route on my last pool. speaking of looks like
your skimmer had a damaging freeze one time. (the missing plastic) Mine had that happen too, but lucky
like yours the water level was way higher than the fill line when it happened. ouch.
Thank you for the help on the skimmer. I don't see any name on the pool itself. It was installed in the 70s and I may be able to ask the prior owner. He's in his 90s but might remember who built it. I'll take some measurements and see if I can find a generic door to fit.
What's the best option for the vacuum connection? A plate like this so my basket can remain in place? That would be easier than cleaning out the pump or potentially having to blast the line.
I have an older Kreepy Krauly that works pretty well.
That's the adapter I have. It screws in to the fitting at the bottom of the skimmer and relies on the pump basket to catch everything. You can rotate the adapter to increase or decrease flow through the vacuum.
As you mentioned James the debris traveling through the pipe intake can get clogged. That was the situation when I took over ownership of the pool and I had to blast it out with one of those hose bladders.
Thank you so much everyone for the help in figuring out which skimmer I have. The pool business has had a lot of turnover.
I received my adapter plate and used it yesterday. The vacuum seems to work better than when it had a direct connection to the pump suction line and it's great not getting all that junk in my pump basket.