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    Intex Skimmer Mod

    I've had this modification on my pool all summer and I love it. It makes it really easy to install and remove the skimmer. I waited to post since I wanted to be sure it didn't put any stress on the pool wall.

    I have a Hayward wall fitting that accepts the 1-1/4 threaded male to 1-1/2 female PVC adapter. I used 1-1/2 pipe and fittings and 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 adapter to the skimmer. I didn't glue the t fitting so I could adjust it and left it loose at the wall for removal.

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    Intex 15' X 52" Easy Set (modified for larger inlet/outlet)
    Intex 1600 GPH Sand Filter
    Intex SWG
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    Re: Intex Skimmer Mod

    That is a great idea. I am sure it will help many who do not want to cut their liner to install a skimmer.
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    Re: Intex Skimmer Mod

    OMG you solved it! The intex skimmer is not what it used to be
    8,400 gallons above ground
    well water.......very hard
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    Re: Intex Skimmer Mod

    Thanks Julie! I hope it helps.
    Intex 15' X 52" Easy Set (modified for larger inlet/outlet)
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    Re: Intex Skimmer Mod

    Congratulations, what is the reason to use a T instead of an elbow?
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    Re: Intex Skimmer Mod

    At the end of the T I put a cap that I could remove if I wanted to connect something else to the line.
    Intex 15' X 52" Easy Set (modified for larger inlet/outlet)
    Intex 1600 GPH Sand Filter
    Intex SWG
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    Re: Intex Skimmer Mod

    Quote Originally Posted by hippyengineer View Post
    At the end of the T I put a cap that I could remove if I wanted to connect something else to the line.

    Good idea, thank you
    8,400 gal Intex, 3K GPH pump, 16" sand filter, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

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