Replacement Skimmers For Above Ground Pools

One of the most overlooked repairs in an above ground pool is that of the replacement skimmer itself. Above ground swimming pools are designed to withstand the natural debris that makes it such a wonderful recreational activity, but nothing is perfect. The surface of your pool is subject to constant erosion and can be completely destroyed by leaves, twigs, pinecones and other floating debris. This can result in discoloration or even damage to the lining that forms the inner bubble of the pool. A simple replacement skimmer can help remedy this problem, keeping your pool sparklingly clean and free of unsightly debris.

Heritage Deluxe Wide Mouth Automatic Through
Heritage Deluxe Wide Mouth Automatic Through

There are many different types of replacement skimmers on the market today, all of which can be purchased online conveniently and with a wide variety of different features. Because all skimmers are designed to perform under a specific set of circumstances, selecting the right one for your swimming pool should be based on how well each model performs in those conditions. While some skimmers are specifically designed to work in extremely dirty water, others are designed to work in relatively clean water.

Many above ground swimming pool owners choose to purchase replacement skimmers made by popular manufacturers. These include: Poulan, Oreck and Big Catch. Each of these companies has a variety of different models available, each of which is designed for use in particular conditions. Poulan offers replacement skimmers that are ideal for both above ground and in-ground pools, while Oreck and Big Catch both have smaller skimmer options that are designed for use in shallow water. Whichever type of replacement skimmer you choose, be sure to consult the manual that comes with your model to determine which specific parts may need replacement.

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Many of the above ground swimming pool companies that sell replacement skimmers also sell replacement parts. If you are interested in purchasing one of these parts, it is important to keep the following suggestions in mind. First, you should avoid buying a part that matches the look of your pool. Although many replacement skimmers are made to resemble tree sap or pieces of rock, they should not in fact resemble any part of your pool. In addition, if you purchase an item that matches your pool, you will be limited in the types of accessories that can be used with that item.

Replacement Skimmers – swimming pool discounters
Replacement Skimmers – swimming pool discounters

The first area that you will want to check is the area around the skimmer. Specifically, you should examine the area around the pool’s surface for any pebbles, rocks, or other debris that might be sitting on top of the pool’s surface. As you inspect this area, make certain to remove as much debris as possible so that you do not have to constantly vacuum or otherwise clean the area. Doing so can lead to unsightly stains and mold if left for too long.

Skimbi Above Ground Swimming Pool Surface Skimmer For
Skimbi Above Ground Swimming Pool Surface Skimmer For

Another area to inspect is the skimmer’s basket. If there is an accumulation of debris on the outside of the basket, this can also cause the motor to slip out of sync. This will cause the skimmer to not work properly and may cause your pool to become polluted. The basket is typically made of a durable plastic material. It is important to ensure that it is not damaged in any way so that it does not hinder the performance of your replacement skimmer.

Skimmer Systems for Above Ground Pools
Skimmer Systems for Above Ground Pools

Finally, inspecting the pump is an important part of replacing your replacement skimmers for above ground pools. One of the most common problems with older motors is that they can become clogged with mineral deposits. In order to ensure that this does not occur, it is important to check and make sure that the pumps impellers are clear and clean.

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Installing replacement skimmers for above ground pools can be a great project. However, many people find themselves frustrated because they end up with a lot of problems when they try to install them. It is important to ensure that you do not have any issues with your pool water before you begin work. This will help prevent unwanted issues such as discoloration and other types of damage. It can also help to prevent unnecessary pool maintenance fees when you need to file a claim.

Rx Clear® Wide Mouth Skimmer for Above Ground Swimming
Rx Clear® Wide Mouth Skimmer for Above Ground Swimming

Hayward Above Ground Wide Mouth Thru
Hayward Above Ground Wide Mouth Thru

Hayward SP1091LX Above Ground Standard Swimming Pool
Hayward SP1091LX Above Ground Standard Swimming Pool

Hayward Above Ground Pool Skimmer SP1091LX
Hayward Above Ground Pool Skimmer SP1091LX

Hayward Above Ground Standard Thru
Hayward Above Ground Standard Thru

WaterWay Renegade Replacement Skimmer For Vinyl Liner In
WaterWay Renegade Replacement Skimmer For Vinyl Liner In

Replacement Skimmers – swimming pool discounters
Replacement Skimmers – swimming pool discounters

Aboveground Swimming Pool Standard Replacement Thru
Aboveground Swimming Pool Standard Replacement Thru

Above Ground Pool Thru Wall Skimmer Basket Replacement
Above Ground Pool Thru Wall Skimmer Basket Replacement

Replacement for Hayward Above Ground Pool Thru Wall Wide
Replacement for Hayward Above Ground Pool Thru Wall Wide

How to Change a Skimmer on an Above Ground Pool
How to Change a Skimmer on an Above Ground Pool