Return to the Pools & Spas Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Skimmer cover holes and winter??

Posted by rx7owner (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 6, 10 at 7:40

Hello!
Our pool is now closed for winter :(
Our skimmer covers have holes in them. Should those covers be replaced with ones that dont have holes to prevent water from entering the skimmers or is that overkill?
thanks!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Skimmer cover holes and winter??

You should have a "Gizzmo" type plug in your skimmer box already for crack protection. If not, get them. The holes in the exterior plastic covers don't matter then.

Photobucket

Photobucket


 o
RE: Skimmer cover holes and winter??

The company that closes my pool uses the gizzmo's shown above and for added protection, I also cut up a foam noodle and place a piece in each skimmer to also help absorb freezing water pressure.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Pools & Spas Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here