Skimmer Box For Above Ground Pools
Pool skimmer boxes are an often overlooked piece to replace when changing your above ground pool liner and the #1 area for pool leaks. Skimmer screw holes crack and become stripped out, face plates crack and gaskets go bad. Don’t start off your fresh liner change with a broken or damaged skimmer box. Do it the right way and enjoy a leak free installation. Skimmer kits often includes 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. Take a close look at the one you are replacing as several versions are used. Below are two of the most common skimmers and their bolt pattern with dimensions.
It’s good practice to check other plastic pieces like liner copings and bead receivers for signs of cracking or damage. They often look fine until they are removed from the pool. Old plastic parts tend to crumble or crack once the pool is disassembled. Tampa sun is tough on plastic pieces so inspect closely and replace if necessary.