Hayward Above Ground Pool Skimmer SP1091LX



Model # SP1091LX

By Hayward Pool Products

  4.75 Average  



Model # SP1091LX

Alternate Part #'s SP1090, SP1091ES, SP1095ES

Product Description

Hayward Skimmer for Above Ground Pools

Hayward Dyna-Skim automatic skimmers are non-corrosive skimmer packages designed for varying above-ground pool applications. The contoured body, combined with the patented weir, provides superior skimming action that removes debris more efficiently and completely. Choose the Hayward recirculation package that fits your pool application or merchandising needs. Package includes the SP1094D. This Skimmer replaces the SP1090, SP1091ES and SP1095ES


  • Pipe Size: 1-1/2" Female
  • Cover: Round
  • Color: White


  • Heavy duty UV resistant ABS construction
  • Large skimmer basket
  • Top and front  access
  • One piece body construction
  • Snap in and removable weir
  • 1-1/2'' female straight pipe threads
  • Quick disconnect pipe connection
  • Pool Wall Cut out Size is 5 7/8" wide x 5 1/2" high
  • Front/Top Access for Basket

 Replaces SP1090, SP1091ES and SP1095ES

Product Specifications

Pool Type:
Above ground
Port Size:
1 1/2 in.
Port Type:
Female Threaded
Opening Width:
5 15/16"
Opening Height:
5 1/2"

?     Asked on 4/30/2020 by Donna Baab

what are the measurements to the round lid on the Hayward skimmer

A  Answered on 5/5/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Donna, The lid measures approximately 6 5/8" in diameter.

?     Asked on 8/5/2019 by

Can this skimmer be adapted to be buried for an inground installation?

A  Answered on 9/27/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Unfortunately no, as these were designed for above ground pools. The average suction strength for an above ground pool is far less than as inground ones need hence the inground ones have wider lines. 

A  Answered on 8/6/2019 by Industry Professional

You can put dirt around it, but you want to be able to get into the top

?     Asked on 7/25/2019 by JMo

Will this skimmer fit the opening of a Muskin Pool?

A  Answered on 7/25/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, JMo. It's possible based on the existing mounting pattern. 

?     Asked on 5/29/2019 by Lucas Eades

Hi. I need to replace the skimmer box on my swim n play 18 x 33 x 54 pool that was purchased in 2013. Is this the right one?

A  Answered on 5/29/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Lucas. Unfortunately, we're unable to confirm. You can use the SP1091LX Faceplate Template to confirm. 

?     Asked on 5/23/2019 by Wayne

Is this skimmer good for a 24 round above ground pool with a metal frame and vinyl liner?

A  Answered on 5/26/2019 by Industry Professional

Do you have photographs of your existing skimmer? Measurements of the existing opening would be needed as well. To submit your photos or additional information simply click the reply link below.

A  Answered on 5/27/2019 by Industry Professional

Yes very good, but watch out some pools have the hole already cut out, you don't want to change it if at all possible. The wall has been treated at the factory for corrosion.

?     Asked on 5/8/2019 by jenny hawkins

do they make a skimmer plug for the wide mouth version of the sp1091

A  Answered on 5/9/2019 by Industry Professional

Yes they do. It thread in the inside not the outside. Sp10022C will be the unit you will need to order.

?     Asked on 4/28/2019 by David E Hopson

I ordered a SP1091 LX skimmer. I have 10 screws to mount the skimmer but there are 6 othere screws (different type) in the kit. What are the 6 screws for??

A  Answered on 4/30/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, David. The additional screw maybe for if you would like to add the Widemouth Extension - SPX1091E

?     Asked on 3/28/2019 by John O.

Hi . I have a above ground pool 30 foot oval. It did not come with a skimmer. I purchased one that clips on the top rail separately. Is this my only option?

A  Answered on 3/28/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, John O. You can use this skimmer or similar models if you have a metal wall pool. Otherwise, your options are limited.

?     Asked on 3/19/2019 by Bryan

Is there a union fitting that screws onto the outside threads of the skimmer output? What is the part number? Does it allow me to use a 2" pipe? I'm looking to connect this skimmer to my pentair 342001 pump using the 2" unions on the pump. Thanks!


A  Answered on 3/20/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi,  Bryan. The Union Connectors 1-1/2" SLIP x 2"SPG - SP1500UNPAK2C will work with this model skimmer based on your description. 

?     Asked on 3/27/2018 by Dirk Horstmann

hello, i need to get hold of a hayward sp 1090 skimmer basket and also the supporting ring that goes around it. it seems like this line has been discontinued. Is there anything else that will fit my pool filter without me having to replace the whole thing? thanks

A  Answered on 3/27/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Dirk. Replacement parts are available for that model skimmer, part listing for Hayward SP-1090. The Skimmer Basket - SPX1096CA and Support Ring - SPX1096A2 are the parts you're looking for. 

?     Asked on 7/5/2017 by jim

hi does sp1091lx skimmer come with a gasket it doesnt show it in picture?

A  Answered on 7/7/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Jim. The Gaskets are included with this skimmer. 

?     Asked on 6/18/2017 by William Burgess

need skimmer for above ground pool it's old haywood skimmer measures about 8-1/4 × 8- 1/4 outside inside 6" × 5- 1/2 10 hole

A  Answered on 6/25/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, William. This SP1091LX is the closest skimmer that could be used as a replacement.

?     Asked on 6/5/2017 by everett

I need an basket support gasket for a sp-1091-es skimmer do you have one

A  Answered on 6/11/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Everett, You would require this Hayward SP091ES Ring Basket Support Part # SPX1096A2

?     Asked on 4/18/2017 by

i need a thru wall skimmer for a 1998 jacuzzi j2000 above ground pool.

A  Answered on 4/19/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

When replacing the skimmer you will need to get the dimensions of the hole so to make sure we do not pick a skimmer that is too small.

?     Asked on 4/4/2017 by James

What is the sizing of the external threads at the bottom of the skimmer body? I assume it is a proprietary Hayward union, is there a part number? I would like to maximize the flow capacity out of the skimmer.

A  Answered on 4/5/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello James, All we only have measurements for the pipe 1 1/2" female threads and any replacements will be found under Hayward SP-1091LX.

?     Asked on 7/22/2016 by Cynthia Holt

Will the SP1091LX work as a replacement for a SP1094-C?

A  Answered on 7/24/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Cynthia, Is not going to be a direct replacement but work or use the Dyna-Skim (SP1094WF) which is the exact replacement.

?     Asked on 7/17/2016 by Maria

My vacuum hose doesn't keep a tight suction to skimmer basket. (SP1091LX) Is the basket suppose to be in a certain position when attaching vacuum hose?

A  Answered on 7/21/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Maria, You may need to use the Hayward Vaccum Plate, if you are, make sure that the hose you're using has a 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" hose cuff.

?     Asked on 5/30/2016 by tom

Why wont this skimmer work on a intex pool? Could a person fabricate there own backer for the outside of pool?

A  Answered on 5/30/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Tom, This skimmer is designed for steel wall pools. Unfortunately it will not work on an Intex pool.

?     Asked on 5/29/2016 by mike

I found one gasket and used gasket inside the pool its leaking does gasket go outide pool or is there supposed to be 2 gaskets ?

A  Answered on 6/1/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

Hi, Mike. Here is a breakdown of the Hayward SP-1091LX skimmer. According to the diagram, there is only one gasket that is mounted on the inside of the pool between the face plate and the pool wall.

?     Asked on 4/17/2016 by Ugo

hi , does this sp1091lx come with the basket ?, if not what dia is the basket

A  Answered on 4/18/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Ugo, The basket is included with this unit.

?     Asked on 7/11/2015 by bob

Will the sp1091lx replace an old sp1090 skimmer?

A  Answered on 7/12/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Bob, yes the Hayward SP1091LX skimmer will replace a SP1090 skimmer. Here are Dimensions of the Face Plate on the SP1091LX Skimmer which may be helpful.

?     Asked on 5/25/2015 by bob

Does the SP1091LX serve as a replacement for the SP1091ES which is 15 years old ?

A  Answered on 5/25/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Bob, The Hayward Above Ground Pool Skimmer SP1091LX does serve as a replacement for the SP1091ES Hayward Skimmer.

?     Asked on 5/20/2015 by Doris

I have an Intex 20184808-2 above ground pool and in need of the through wall skimmer. Will this one will fit it?

A  Answered on 5/23/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Doris, Unfortunately this skimmer will not work with an Intex pool.

?     Asked on 4/25/2015 by Sue

I only need a replacement basket.....is this possible to buy?

A  Answered on 4/26/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Sue, Yes we do carry the Basket for the Hayward SP1091LX Skimmer here.

?     Asked on 3/14/2015 by Danna Chessher

is a pump included to circulate the water with it

A  Answered on 3/16/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

No, this is just the Skimmer, return and eye ball fittings. Pump and FIlters are not included

?     Asked on 6/7/2009 by Guest

Are all of the gaskets needed included as well?

A  Answered on 6/7/2009 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes all of the gaskets are included.

?     Asked on 5/23/2009 by Guest

Do any fittings or hoses come with this skimmer?

A  Answered on 5/23/2009 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes, this skimmer comes with a Hydro Sweep Recirculation package which includes the following: SP1023 wall fitting, SP1419D eyeball fitting, (2) 1½" x 1 1/4" hose adapters, and SP11041 Skim Vac adapter plate to allow for vacuuming the pool.

?     Asked on 4/20/2009 by Guest

What is included with this skimmer? Also what are the dimensions of return eyeball fitting, wall fitting and hose connection size on the skimmer?

A  Answered on 4/20/2009 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

This skimmer has 1.5" Female Threaded port at the bottom of the skimmer. The skimmer also includes (2) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" hose adapters, SP11041 Skim Vac which allows you to add a vac hose to the skimmer the port on the skim vac comes out at a 90 degree angle and can accept either 1.5" or 1.25" vac hose. Lastly the skimmer comes with a SP1023 wall fitting which has a 1.5" female thread on the back of the wall fittings and accommodates SP1419D eyeball fitting which screws into the SP1023 wall fitting. The SP1419D eyeball fitting is included with this skimmer the hole on the front of the eyeball fitting where the water returns to the pool is 3/4"


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