diagram for skimmer for above ground pool
6 inches below skimmer.
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.
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 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.
Just enough so that the skimmer is above the water and the pipes to the filter and filter can be drained.
GET OUT! just teasing but you should scoop it out before it gets into the skimmer or vacuum hose and shock heavily with chlorine.
Attempting to obtain step by step diagrams connecting an above ground pool to a sand filter.
Once all your lines are purged, a foot below the skimmer should be fine. Don't forget the cover.
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
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.