A wiffle ball with a wad of string attached to it is stuck in the skimmer vacuum pipe of the pool at my Dad's place...
It is not completely clogged, but flow is restricted. At a guess, the ball traveled about 15' underground (from the skimmer drain inlet towards the pump/furnace) before stopping.
We're assuming the ball is stuck at a joint coupling two different sized pipes together. The above-ground pipes near the pump are galvanized metal, but the pipe at the skimmer drain side is PVC.
Things we've tried:
- The pool company folks weren't able to help.
- It's not possible to get a drain auger head through due to a couple of right-angles
- An air compressor didn't help
- Reversing the pump also didn't have any effect
Any suggestions on what else we can try?