skimmer filter basket pops up

Jun 8, 2008
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NJ
#1
My skimmers filter basket keeps popping up when the pump turns off.
AG pool with a cartridge filter (24"?).
The problem is, sometimes it will not set back in correctly.
I happened to catch it today as the timer turned it on. I saw the return line bubbling.

What can cause this "burp" when the pump turns off.

thanks
 

Titanium

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Jun 26, 2007
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SF Bay Area
#5
kenshell,

I worry about that getting in somehow .
Maybe try not such a small rock. Choose a rock that is larger than any of the piping that the rock might get caught in. This way you won't be able to send a rock to your pump impeller. :shock:

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/po ... 13340.html

http://www.poolforum.com/pf2/showthread.php?t=3964

http://www.poolforum.com/pf2/showthread.php?t=2416

(I tried searching this forum, but had too many posts to review when I searched for "basket", "rock", etc. Sorry for the links to those "other guys".)

Here is a commercial solution: http://www.coolpoolsolutions.com/

Titanium
 

MikeInTN

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May 28, 2007
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#6
I like the idea behind the Skimmer Buddy, but if you used that, I don't see how you could use a skimmer sock, and I do like my skimmer sock!

My skimmer basket pops up sometimes, too. I make it a point to check my skimmer every night to (a) see if it's popped up, and (b) to see what kind of crap is in it. Had a hornet, a carpenter bee, some Japanese beetles, and a grasshopper in it tonight - pretty good catch. :lol:
 

frustratedpoolmom

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May 20, 2007
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#7
MikeInTN said:
I like the idea behind the Skimmer Buddy, but if you used that, I don't see how you could use a skimmer sock, and I do like my skimmer sock!

My skimmer basket pops up sometimes, too. I make it a point to check my skimmer every night to (a) see if it's popped up, and (b) to see what kind of crap is in it. Had a hornet, a carpenter bee, some Japanese beetles, and a grasshopper in it tonight - pretty good catch. :lol:
Deepfry em and you've got a good snack.... :shock: :lol: