Fixing an Pond Skimmer Box

Aug 28th

Pond skimmer box – A pond skimmer can be used to get rid of the large debris from the pond. If left in the pond, the leaves, grass and other debris produce toxic fumes that kill pond plants and animals. The pond skimmer is placed at the edge of the pond near the pump. As water is drawn into the pump, it will pass through skimmer dam. Skimmer catches debris in the water.

Small Pond Skimmer Box
Small Pond Skimmer Box

Apply pool putty around any cracks on the sides of the pond skimmer. Use a mixture of plastic patch if the pond skimmer box is separated from the pump to the wall. Ground movement can break this seal. Using plasters patch on the outside of the skimmer unit and press it to pump wall.

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Turn off the pump if the skimmer should clog. The goal is to force water back through the pump and pond skimmer box to clean skimmer. Turn water on full force dense material from the skimmer. Check to be sure the pump is not clogged so many times this is the problem rather than a dense shimmer. Replace skimmer flap if it is worn away or cracking. Many times the rod at the bottom of flap wears away.