Skimmer pool is a pool with side skimmers around
The water in the pool is too low,
turn the pool pump off,take off the cover of the pool skimmer box, The pool water level must be above the area where the skimmer box meets the pool wall. If it is not, add water to the pool until it is at least 1 inch above this seam.
The skimmer is the healthiest method for removing water from a pool for filtration at all times
Could be the water level of the pool is too low. Top up with the hose into the skimmer basket.
No you just have to get the water level below the skimmer after that you should have no trouble making repairs.
A pool skimmer is generally built into the side of or around the top of a swimming pool in order to skim debris from the surface of the water. A pool filter is built into the plumbing in order to filter fine debris from the water itself.
no the pool just wont skim
Install a floating pool skimmer
It should not have water in it, especially if freezing weather is expected. Drain the pool to below skimmer line and drain the filter and filtration equipment.
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
diagram for skimmer for above ground pool