Pool skimmer leaking - missing gasket?


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Apr 19, 2015
My pool is losing water at the skimmer. I previously repaired the leak using A+B epoxy putty immediately behind the face plate. That worked for a couple years.

Today, I decided to remove the front plate to understand the problem better. I expected to find a gasket behind the face plate, but there was none. Should there be a gasket behind the face plate? There appears to be a gasket behind the stainless steel.

Anyone recognize the model of this skimmer? The face plate appears to be cut off at the top. I've ordered a Hayward SPX1084B gasket that I think I can cut to fit.

I plan to install a gasket and repair again with A+B epoxy. Any other suggestions?

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