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Old 04-03-2013, 09:42 AM   #11
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Did you tear the skimmer apart and give it a good cleaning prior to installing it? If not, I don't know that I would take the original owners word on it being cleaned since you already identified an air blockage. From the video, it looks like there may still be a blockage somewhere in the air intake. Just my opinion...
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:21 AM   #12
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I might do that, do you mean conpletly strip it down to bare bones and give it a good clean?
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:49 AM   #13
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That's what I would do just for piece of mind. I've bought "cleaned" items through Craigslist before, only to find that it was only cleaned for appearance.
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Ill give it a try when i get in and see what happens, do skimmers need a breaking in period after been fully cleaned before they start skimming again? Instructions say on first operation run with water level only just into the cone for 2 days then higher a bit should i do this after cleaning?
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:55 AM   #15
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When I deep clean my skimmer with vinegar, I have a break in period where the skimmer is wide open and going nuts. I let it skim about 5 gallons or so and it settles back in.
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