Inground pool- water in skimmer keeps draining out.


New member
Aug 22, 2019
McKinney, Tx
The water in my skimmer keeps draining out quite suddenly. I’ve tried slowly adjusting the valves to push through any air pockets with no luck. If I keep The skimmer valve shut then it doesn’t drain out in the water just sits there. Once I start to open the valve, once I get past a certain point, the water begins to drain out of the skimmer basket. Doesn’t appear to be any leaks anywhere , so I’m at a loss.


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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Welcome to TFP.

Show us some pics of your equipment and the suction side of your pump.

What water level do you hae the pool at? Is it over halfway up the skimmer mouth?