Skimmer Leak and Suction Side Vacuum


Active member
Jul 15, 2016
I had a leak detection company tell me that I had a leak at the skimmer pipe connection (somewhere at the the pipe thread connection) and he tried to fix it with some two part epoxy. We'll see if it holds. He told me to stop using my suction side vacuum at the skimmer connection because it will just aggravate the problem. I don't disagree with him. However, I'd still like to use my vacuum. Since my pool equipment is located very close to my pool, would there be anything wrong with putting a tee and valve off one of my pump suction lines and use a flex hose direct from the pump to my vacuum? Any other ideas / suggestions?



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Apr 1, 2007
Sebring, Florida
You maight have to rig a little better connector than flex-hose but your idea is solid. With a little thought it will work.

If it's in the budget. a complete fix requiring no thought at all but rather some significant money is to buy a robot.