Skimmer Installation


Apr 25, 2010
I am installing a Waterway Large Mouth Skimmer in a new IGV pool. Should I use a silcone sealer on the gaskets that touch the metal walls? What is the best way to install a skimmer? Are there any tricks or tips that the installation manual does not disclose? Or should I just follow the installation manual completely.

Any suggestions are welcome!

Bama Rambler

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Jun 22, 2009
SouthWest Alabama
This may differ from other suggestions and if it does, follow the folks advice that work on pools all the time.

I'd use a thin bead of silicone sealant on each sealing surface if it were mine. The thing about silicone sealant is that's it does a really good job of sealing and it's relatively easy to remove if you ever need to. Beyond that, follow the mfg's recommendations as closely as possible.

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