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How do you get debris out of the skimmer lines after replacing the skimmer?

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Answered 2014-09-18 00:20:12

To get debris out of skimmer lines once the skimmer has been replaced, you need to blast air or water through the lines to push everything out of them. The lines must be disconnected at both ends during this process.

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