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Old 06/15/2019, 01:34 PM   #1
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Aquamaxx Ws1 owners - bubble wrap inside skimmer

I just got the Aquamaxx Ws1.
Inside the skimmer, there is a piece of bubble wrap between the pump and the bottom.
Is it meant to be there or not? I thought it might be there to silence the pump but I never saw a piece of bubble wrap inside a skimmer, pretty odd.
If I want to take it out I need to disassemble the whole skimmer.
It's not easy to get there.


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Old 06/15/2019, 02:29 PM   #2
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I would think it there just to keep the pump from moving around during shipping and posible breaking something.


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Old 06/15/2019, 05:21 PM   #3
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No reason for it to be there except insurance on breakage.


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Old 06/15/2019, 09:32 PM   #4
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The instructions state to remove the bubble wrap, it can be a little daunting removing the pump assembly, mine is real tough I have to use channel locks.


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Old 06/15/2019, 11:42 PM   #5
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Thank you every body.
Mine instructions did not mention the bubble wrap.
Anyway I will remove it. Thanks.


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Old 06/16/2019, 12:28 AM   #6
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Be careful with the venturi the little airline connector is fragile. You need to remove that first and then slide out the pump assembly do not pull by the elec. cord


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Old 06/19/2019, 01:58 PM   #7
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I got excited for a second but I see you said wrap, not trap. I run a sponge under the discharge because the thing spews so many microbubbles.


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