Swimming Pool & Spa Construction & Maintenance/Jacuzzi j465 stuck skimmer weir



I am trying to replace the filter in my Jacuzzi j465 and the cylindrical skimmer weir appears to be stuck.  My understanding is that this cylinder, open at the bottom and containing an inflated float at the top, is supposed to move up and down with the height of the water.  I believe it may have gotten pushed down too far, below the level of the flange which surrounds the top of the filter assembly.  So, the cylindrical skimmer weir appears to be stuck by that flange.  Can you suggest some way of getting the skimmer weir free so I can change the filter, short of damaging the flange that is stuck under?

Thanks for your attention,


Hi Charles,

Thanks for your question. Unfortunately I don't have any easy answers for you. You just have to work at it until it comes loose. A part of it may chip, but that's the risk you take.

Sorry that I can't be more helpful.


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Ron Parrs


Swimming Pool & Spa/Hot tub care. Water chemistry. Problem solving. Residential pools, vinyl liner a specialty. Limited knowledge of gunite or plaster pool construction. Familiar with almost all types of sanitizing systems whether chlorine, bromine, salt, low & non-chlorine chemical treatment, biguanide (Baquacil or Soft Swim), Nature2, etc. Experience treating bio films in pools and spas. Aqua finesse, PoolNaturally & SpaNaturally (using sphagnum moss to control pool & hot tub chemistry & bio-films).


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