Finding a skimmer basket may be as easy as finding the Make and Model of your skimmer on the cover or weir door. Scan these parts for any identifying model names. If no identifying information can be found on the skimmer lid or weir we can move onto removing the skimmer basket.
To access the skimmer basket we must first remove the skimmer lid. This is usually held in by two or more screws. Remove these screws and place cover to the side.
After the cover is removed look down into the skimmer and you should see the skimmer basket. Your basket may have leaves and other debris. Grab the handle of your skimmer basket (if possible), and then remove from skimmer by pulling out. Discard debris.
After the basket is free of debris check the rim of the basket for any part number that will identify your skimmer.
If a number is not found on the rim of the basket, check the base of the basket.
If either one of these steps does not produce a part number, you will need to measure your skimmer basket. The measurements most helpful in tracking down a basket will be the basket's opening outside diameter, inside diameter, the basket's height and the base diameter.
DONNA POOLE Posted: 6/28/2020How about if you are missing the skimmer baskets how can you measure for a replacement
InyoPools Product Specialist Matt S. Posted: 8/26/2020You can try to measure the recessed area the basket would sit in, but these measurements are not always the most accurate. The recessed portion of the skimmer may be considerably deeper than the height of the right basket. The best chance of finding the right basket is cross-referencing a part number from their, cover, or some other piece to pinpoint the model of the skimmer.
InyoPools Product Specialist Dennis R. Posted: 6/9/2017Anonymous (skimmer basket) - There should also be a part number on the underside of the skimmer cover. Use this number to identify your skimmer, then look at parts to find your basket.
Anonymous Posted: 6/9/2017Helpful if I had the original basket. Bought the house and pool without a basket. No demarcation on weir . How should I measure cavity properly for the right size? W. Hackett