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Thread: Intel skimmer upgrade/plumbing questions

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    SunnyBama's Avatar
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    Intel skimmer upgrade/plumbing questions

    I will be installing a through wall skimmer on my Intex pool; any suggestions as to the best location for the skimmer? I'm also considering turning the original intake into a 2nd return; has anyone had success (or problems) with that conversion?
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    Re: Intel skimmer upgrade/plumbing questions

    Others who have done this mod will hopefully chime in soon, my post should bring your question back to the top. I would think you put the new skimmer where your current pump inlet hoses are so that you have circulation but I would wait for the experts who have done this.
    Tim Jacobsen Lodi Ca.
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    Re: Intel skimmer upgrade/plumbing questions

    Sorry no one has gotten back to you yet. I installed mine right where the old port was.

    It's best to put it where your prevailing winds will help to push debris into it.

    In hindsight, I wish I had put it off to one side a little bit, so I could do as you mentioned and still use the old port as a 2nd intake below the water line. I would have rigged a valve so that I could use either one or both independently.

    Maybe next time. I might still be able to rig something here to do that, but just haven't felt that industrious yet.
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    Re: Intel skimmer upgrade/plumbing questions

    two words.... down wind
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