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Attempting to obtain step by step diagrams connecting an above ground pool to a sand filter.

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Yes possibly In reality, the skimmer will not cause a leak. What causes leaks are people who do not connect or glue the fittings to the skimmer properly. Or ground movement like earthquakes. k


diagram for skimmer for above ground pool


Just enough so that the skimmer is above the water and the pipes to the filter and filter can be drained.


Firstly, the pump is not a sand filter system. The pump is the one with the motor attached and it pumps water not sand. The large round tank is the "sand" filter. You would have to find a skimmer made for vinyl pools with gaskets. It attaches to the wall of the pool and is seen "hanging" from the outside of the pool. The type of pool and equipment have no factor in choosing a skimmer. another good way to go is the Dragonfly Super skimmer this is a floating pool skimmer and only requires a hose to connect it to suction


It really depends on the type of filter and pump arrangement you have. Generally, a hose would connect from the skimmer of the pool ( the round box on the pool wall - most pools) to the suction side of the pump (the virtical part with the basket inside)(the one with the motor attached); then, from the outlet or discharge side (usually just above the motor) to the filter inlet. From the filter outlet back to the pool return wall fitting or eyeball. k


That depends on the type of skimmer in ground or above ground and from what material it is made, The water is leaking between gaskets


The pool skimmer is the part of the system that the water overflows into for the pump to pump it thru the filter and other accessories. There is usually a screen or mesh basket to catch large debris before it enters the pump. On above ground pools it will be found hanging on the outside of the pool near the top. In-ground pools can have the skimmer placed anywhere along the perimeter with a basket or screen accessible for cleaning.


Generally, the skimmer area of the pool can be sleeved with PVC if there is a leak



With a filter, vacuum, skimmer net, brush and water sanitizer like chlorine to get the exact details have a talk with your local pool shop.


If you have the regular set up that includes a skimmer, pump and filter then you don't have to waste any water. Get an lid-to-hose adapter, that fits over the skimmer basket at your pool supply store. Fill the hose with water and attach it to the lid. Place the lid inside the skimmer over the skimmer basket, then vacuum to your hearts content. Pool Masters


You connect the discharge side of the pump with PVC pipe to the inlet side of the filter or back wash valve. For above ground pools this is usually done with a section of ribbed hose.


Drain the pool until the water level reaches two inches below the skimmer faceplate , remove the face plate using a screwdriver , remove the faceplate and skimmer , then replace the gasket and attach the skimmer and then the faceplate


Never put any chemical in your skimmer basket. It's not there for that purpose and can be harmful to the filtration system.


If you can get the right skimmer you should not have too much of a problem However if you cant get a replacement you may be able to get out of it by getting a floating pool skimmer with inline leaf basket.


The best way would be to unplug the swimming pool filter, open the drain valve on your pool filter turn the pump back on and drop the water level to the desired level about 2 inches above the skimmer.


A lot of above ground pools only have 1 inlet, what you need to remember is the skimmer removes floating items from the top of the pool so keep the skimmer basket clean, and you may have too vacuum more often without a middle inlet, but sometimes you have to do what is nessary to keep everyone happy, just make sure you keep the skimmer basket clean and the water level above the inlet or you will burn the pump up. Added: You also have a big problem if anything gets caught in the skimmer inlet because there is no other inlet to relieve pressure from the pump. So a hand caught in the skimmer pipe under the basket would become a big problem. As far as if it will filter the water, I think the test is if the water turns green.


There is air in the system and it is "burping". I usec to have the problem and I hard lined it from the pump to the filter. Also use teflon tape on any threaded connections. Make them tight but dont break the plastic. Also make sure your hose clamps are tight on the skimmer and return.



Connect the ground wire from the light fixture to the ground wire in the ceiling box.



Hook your vacuum up to your skimmer and open the valve all the way to the skimmer.. that should give you enough suction. Then, get in the pool and get to work!


If its a cartridge filter. Cut of the water from the skimmer as well as possible then take the upper cover of the cartridge filter take out the element and hose it down. Put it back together. start the pump often there is a valve on the top of these to let excess air out, open it until water starts to run out of it.


The water will spill out through the skimmer, unless the skimmer it is blocked. Otherwise, it will spill over the top. It should not hurt the pool.


You can cut a new piece of metal to size, with the appropriately-sized hole for the skimmer, and replace the rusted metal with the new piece.



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