Pool Skimmer For Above Ground Pools
Pool skimmers are one of the most overlooked replacement part of the above ground pool and one of the most important ones to consider. Corrosion around the skimmer opening this the number one cause of pool wall failure. The leaks that cause the pool to rust are usually due to bad skimmer gaskets or stripped out skimmer screw holes. Skimmer screw holes become stripped out because they skimmer screws are either over tightened during installation or the plastic has become brittle and cracked. Don’t replace your pool liner without closely examining your skimmer box for cracks, stripped screw holes or broken pieces. Orlando sun is extreme strong and the UV rays can destroy plastic skimmers in a few years.
Be sure to look closely at the gaskets too as these are the culprit of many a skimmer leak. The best way to address the issue is to purchase a complete skimmer kit. They are available for most above ground pools and are very reasonably priced. Skimmer kits include everything needed to completely replace the skimmer and return jet. Common kit components include skimmer body, wide-mouth throat extension, face plate, gasket set, leaf basket, screws, weir door, skimmer lid, vacuum plate, return fitting, and hose connectors.