Skimmer Box Repair *Help*

Moonblade

Member
Sep 25, 2021
8
Australia, Queensland
Am I able to buy a new skimmer box gasket + face plate / gasket to fix leaking or do I need a whole need skimmer box?

Thank you,
Moonblade.
 

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ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
29,857
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60

Two-Part Hand Moldable Epoxy

To use a two-part epoxy you will take resin from one tube and combine it with hardener from the other tube. Mixing the parts will create an immediate chemical reaction, so it’s important to begin the mixing process just before you are ready to patch your leak.

Some places this epoxy is useful include:

  • Pool skimmer cracks
  • Pool pump leaks
  • Fill cracks in most plaster, gunite, fiberglass or acrylic surfaces as well as plastics, metal, concrete, glass, wood and ceramic surfaces.
 

Moonblade

Member
Sep 25, 2021
8
Australia, Queensland

Two-Part Hand Moldable Epoxy

To use a two-part epoxy you will take resin from one tube and combine it with hardener from the other tube. Mixing the parts will create an immediate chemical reaction, so it’s important to begin the mixing process just before you are ready to patch your leak.

Some places this epoxy is useful include:

  • Pool skimmer cracks
  • Pool pump leaks
  • Fill cracks in most plaster, gunite, fiberglass or acrylic surfaces as well as plastics, metal, concrete, glass, wood and ceramic surfaces.

Will this work even with a pretty aggressive leak at the back?
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
29,857
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Are there any names or numbers molded on any of the skimmer pieces?

Are there any cracks around the faceplate?
 

cj133

Well-known member
May 6, 2018
506
NJ
The skimmer is likely PVC.

PVC and sunlight do not get along. The entire thing is likely brittle and should be replaced.

If I had to remove even a 3 year old skimmer I'd be replacing the entire thing.
 
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