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    Question New Hayward skimmer arrived!

    Would appreciate your advice, tips, & tricks for installing the Hayward skimmer onto my Intex Ultra Frame pool. Still waiting for the Intex hose to arrive. Here's how I'd like to configure the installation so that I can keep the original intake to the sand filter functional. On the sand filter where pool water enters the pump, I want to create a t-connector that would accommodate hoses for the intake and the skimmer. Does this sound logical?
    Intex Rectangular AG Ultra Frame Pool Set, 24' x 12' x 52" (8403 gal, well water)
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System model number: 28663EG/54601EG
    Intex sand filter pump, 120V 1,600gph with GFCI
    Hayward SP1091LX Dyna-Skim Above-Ground Pool Skimmer

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    Re: New Hayward skimmer arrived!

    You're thinking of keeping the original intake and just T'ing it with the new skimmer ?? That shouldn't be a problem.
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    Re: New Hayward skimmer arrived!

    I did that with mine. Its hard plumbed with pvc then a "T" off each side there is a valve connected to hose. To be quite honest since I put on the skimmer I rarely use the original...

    Take your time on the skimmer. Plan, review plan, prepare tools, install. That simple....

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    Re: New Hayward skimmer arrived!

    It help so when you want to clean the skimmer you close it and open the original intake without turning off the pump.
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    Intex 22' x 52" Ultra Frame - approx 10,000 gallons of water
    Intex Sand Filter pump (8hrs Run Time)
    Krystal Clear Saltwater Model 7110/8110 (6hr run time/day)
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    Re: New Hayward skimmer arrived!

    Thanks for your feedback yes, just want to keep existing hoses & add a t this year. Next year,me will do the hard plumbing. As for the Hayward skimmer, it is a daunting task! I want to keep the butterfly gasket in tact, so I'm going to use a technique I came across somewhere on TFP where the gasket is installed on one side then the skimmer is attached, holes drilled. Then the cutout is made, with partial disassembly of skimmer so the gasket can be installed properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latin_racer View Post
    It help so when you want to clean the skimmer you close it and open the original intake without turning off the pump.
    Exactly!
    Intex Rectangular AG Ultra Frame Pool Set, 24' x 12' x 52" (8403 gal, well water)
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System model number: 28663EG/54601EG
    Intex sand filter pump, 120V 1,600gph with GFCI
    Hayward SP1091LX Dyna-Skim Above-Ground Pool Skimmer

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    Re: New Hayward skimmer arrived!







    I used 1 1/2 PVC and Flex PVC. The PVC thread here helped with the setup. I used Red hot blue glue and purple primer.


    Shop Christy's 8 fl oz PVC Cement at Lowes.com

    Just take your time and measure. I had to redo part of the PVC going out as I had a few leaks next to the fountain.

    For the Hayward skimmer I cut the butterfly and ended up with minor leaks on the side. I used clear window silicon on the edge of the skimmer and no leaks whatsoever. It has been weeks with no sign of any leak.
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    Intex 22' x 52" Ultra Frame - approx 10,000 gallons of water
    Intex Sand Filter pump (8hrs Run Time)
    Krystal Clear Saltwater Model 7110/8110 (6hr run time/day)
    K-2006 TEST KIT

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    Re: New Hayward skimmer arrived!

    Oh wow, your setup is perfect! Thanks for sharing the pictures
    Intex Rectangular AG Ultra Frame Pool Set, 24' x 12' x 52" (8403 gal, well water)
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System model number: 28663EG/54601EG
    Intex sand filter pump, 120V 1,600gph with GFCI
    Hayward SP1091LX Dyna-Skim Above-Ground Pool Skimmer

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    Re: New Hayward skimmer arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by latin_racer View Post
    I used 1 1/2 PVC and Flex PVC. The PVC thread here helped with the setup. I used Red hot blue glue and purple primer.
    Is that available at the orange or blue big box? And where did you get your valves?



    Intex 18' x 52" AG with Sand Filter Pump & SWG (Model ECO15110) about 7,600 gallons tested with a K-2006-SALT.

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    Re: New Hayward skimmer arrived!

    Got the valve from lowes it was cheaper instead of homedepot. It will be right across from all the PVC adapters.

    orange? Blue big box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idigress View Post
    Oh wow, your setup is perfect! Thanks for sharing the pictures

    Forgot to mention that it's perfect when you vacuum. You can turn on the intake valve and close the skimmer while inside the pool instead of getting out to shut the pump off.
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    Intex 22' x 52" Ultra Frame - approx 10,000 gallons of water
    Intex Sand Filter pump (8hrs Run Time)
    Krystal Clear Saltwater Model 7110/8110 (6hr run time/day)
    K-2006 TEST KIT

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