Weak inground pool skimmer

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Weak inground pool skimmer

Postby Neocamel » Sat 07 Jul, 2007 19:23

Hey all. I'm having a bit of a problem with my inground pool skimmer. One side is fine, and pulls water into the pump very nicely, the other side though is extremely weak, even nonexistent. When I switch my skimmer selection handle to the problem skimmer basket, I barely get any flow. Too weak to use the vacuum in. Also once I close the main drain on the bottom of the pool, air begins to accumulate in the collection basket at the pump. Have I cracked my undergound line and it is now sucking air in? Please help!!! Thanks so much for your time!


Poor skimmer suction

Postby Jolynne » Thu 12 Jul, 2007 23:00

Have you tried blowing out your drain? Also, check your filter to make sure o-rings are in good shape and everything is in order (tight / secure fit). We just had to replace manifold, 4 grids, repair more grids, and still blow out the drain - and symptom that led to finding the problems were low vacuum pressure.

Good luck.

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