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My skimmer line is stopped up, it will not skim from the top, the bottomline is fine. Could the valve havr something to do with that. Can I disassemble the valve and go in the line from the valve back to the pool and try to unstop it

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  • Lisa Gray
    Lisa Gray Jun 23, 2009

    it is a inground fiberglass pool that is old. I did take the valve apart and tried to run a drain snake down the top skimmer line but the bends at the beginning will not llow me to do it. I feel that something is in the line. I have tried everything, using air and backpressure with water. nothing. I am afraid that it is going to get expensive to fix. It is not my pump that is the problem, I get a very good suction from the bottom, good pressure. Any help wll be appreciated. Lisa

  • james aurienne May 11, 2010

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IT COULD BE THAT THERE IS SOMTHING IN THE LINE IF YOU ARE NOT LOOSING WATER IT SHOULD NOT BE A BREAK IN THE LINE IF USING A WET VAC YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN TRYING TO VAC OR BLOW AIR YOU HAVE TO BE AIR TIGHT W FORCE A RAG ARUOND HOSE YOU MAY ALSO HAVE A AIR LOCK IF YOUR JUST OPENING THESE ARE CLEARED BY TAKING A GARDEN HOSE STICKING IT INTO SKIMMER WATER ON RAG AROUND HOSE TO MAKE TIGHT AND FILLING PUMP CUP TURN OFF BOTTOM LINE IF YOU CAN AND REPEAT TILL IT CLEARS

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