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    Let pool settle before installing hayward skimmer?

    Starting to install my 22' intex agp tomorrow and ordered a couple goodies to go along with it. The 3000 gph intex sand filter and pump & the hayward skimmer. Should I wait a week or so before installing it(skimmer that is)? Id hate to install it right away and have the holes stretch out a tad and cause a leak. I live in AZ by the way.

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    Re: Let pool settle before installing hayward skimmer?

    Yes, I will wait a little, in my case was two months, but I hated all the insects floating in my pool, so go for it and install sooner than me, good luck
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    Re: Let pool settle before installing hayward skimmer?

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    Re: Let pool settle before installing hayward skimmer?

    Your pool should be stretched and fitting fine just as soon as you get water in it. No need to wait. I am not too familiar with Intex setups but my guess is you will want to work from inside the pool some.

    I would fill it half way, get in and go to work. Keeps your feet cool, too!
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    Re: Let pool settle before installing hayward skimmer?

    I agree with Dave, no need to wait. I drained mine just below the bottom of the skimmer before cutting it.
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    Re: Let pool settle before installing hayward skimmer?

    Thanks for the replies everyone. In the middle of getting the yard set up. Hopefully this weekend I can start filling up

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    Re: Let pool settle before installing hayward skimmer?

    Yes, no need to wait. I installed mine during the first fill up when it was about half full.
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    Re: Let pool settle before installing hayward skimmer?

    take your time when mounting the skimmer and careful cutting the vinyl. I had minor leaks on each side of the gasket and had to use clear silicon which took care of it. At some point i'll put a new gasket (winter) and won't cut it this time.
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