Weir(d) replacement question

thechairperson

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May 25, 2019
32
Northwest Arkansas
Our pool did not have a weir door and I'm trying to replace it. I've found the right replacement part to order, but couldn't see how it would attach. I think I've figured out the issue and wanted to see if this sounds right.

This is the OEM replacement weir (a door and the hinge):
111766

I believe that the hinge is usually installed flat against the bottom surface using screws. I think that when it was installed in my pool, it was plastered in vertically and the hinge is still in there. Would you agree after looking at these pictures?
111767
111768
111769

I'm thinking the easiest (maybe even only) way forward is one of the ones held in with tension.
 

Oly

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Jun 28, 2017
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Fresno, CA
I have an old pool with a replacment held in place with a tension rod. It works fine. Most important is that the door fit properly in the opening. I should not allow water to flow around the sides and the top needs to extend above the water line when still. There also should be some foam in the top of the door to provide flotation and create a spillway effect when the pump in running.
 

Arizonarob

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Mar 25, 2018
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Chandler Arizona
When they did your pebble, they got some in the skimmer. Just (carefully) chip it out of there. Looking at your pictures, it should come out easily. :cheers:
 
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thechairperson

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May 25, 2019
32
Northwest Arkansas
I took a chisel to it today and it came out pretty fast. Thanks for the tip! Looks like it was installed correctly and I just need to unscrew it now. Went ahead and ordered a tension weir as well in case the replacement doesn't work. Appreciate both your responses!
 
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