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How do you keep the skimmer from popping out of the water? I have the air ring fully inflated and the hanger at its tightest setting. It works fine for about 30 minutes than pops out. Last year i tied a bag of rocks to it but my wife won't let me do that again.

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SOURCE: set up in the same spot as last year but this time

If your bottom is streched out well It should fill quite even. I would continue to fill and see.

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SOURCE: WWas working just fine then hooked up vaccum and

Depending on how much you vacuumed, your filter may just need to be cleaned. The filter on these units are not very big, so they can get dirty fast. Make sure it is cleaned out. Make sure skimmer basket is not clogged up, and make sure none of the flexible hoses are crimped. Also make sure there isn't anything stuck in the impeller. A stick, twig, or piece of toy, etc, can get stuck and cause low flow. Check for leaks between the suction side of the pump and the pool skimmer. One more think you might want to check is for leaks on the suction side while equipment is off. a leak here will let air into system and effect flow.

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Start buy draining 20% of your water and adding fresh.
Filter normal for about 12 hours.
Now test your salt PPM
You can get a salt test kit at any pool supply
you want your salt ppm to be as close to 3000 as possible
any lower than 2700 and you will not produce enough sanitizer and over 3500 can produce high salt code, just taste bad, and ruin your cells in the unit
As for not working, yes the unit will not function properly with any code that comes up

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