Lost presure in skimmer

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Lost presure in skimmer

Postby ebausewein » Sat 16 Apr, 2016 12:43

I'm having an issue with my skimmer line pressure. It has been working fine until about 2 weeks ago when the has almost completely stopped. Now if I use just that line, it doesn't fill the basket up with water and I don't really know how to describe it, very low water, then a quick burst, then nothing. I've tried ballooning both ends and water comes through fine, I don't know what to do

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Re: Lost presure in skimmer

Postby Dewald » Mon 18 Apr, 2016 03:15

Replace your pipe between the pool and pump.You have a leak there,i had the same problem and thats fixed now but now the skimmer is full of water and no air in i still loose presure.
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Re: Lost presure in skimmer

Postby Denniswiseman » Mon 18 Apr, 2016 04:56

I wouldn't replace the line yet
Check the "O" ring of the pump strainer basket and lubricate it

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