Skimmer Installation

Smiles79

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May 22, 2019
98
Missouri
I was working on installing the skimmer on my above ground pool, and accidentally did it wrong. I didn't attach the actual basket part to the widemouth part before mounting to the pool wall, so I only had access to the screws on the side, 4 in total, and not the screws on top. I really don't want to take it back off for fear of tearing the liner. Will this leak or will it be ok?
 

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Smiles79

Well-known member
May 22, 2019
98
Missouri
After thinking on this a little bit, my only possible issue would be water leaking from that joint because I didn't get a good seal all the way around. The part was held on tight, so I just used some silicone to seal the joint.
 

Smiles79

Well-known member
May 22, 2019
98
Missouri
Update: I either didn't use the correct kind of caulk, or I just didn't do a very good job because I had dripping water out of a few spots. I drained the water below the skimmer, dug out the caulk, and used some Lexel silicone. I think that stuff will work.
 
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