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Thread: Another rectangular Intex over-the-seam skimmer and hard plumb thread

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    Another rectangular Intex over-the-seam skimmer and hard plumb thread

    Still a few weeks before I can open my pool, it actually snowed this morning! Decided to start the upgrade anyway. I'm using two pumps/sandfilters and want to install a widemouth skimmer and two extra inlets. I don't want to lose more than one square of depth, so the skimmer has to go above seam.

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    I've cut an Intex before, so not too nervous. Still, I decided to reinforce the liner with some professional grade patches before cutting. The water is at winter level, just below the original inlet, and freezing cold, so all work has to be done from the outside. I had planned to cut the liner first and then install the skimmer, to be able to keep the butterfly gasket intact. However, after making the first cut and noticing the water pulling the liner I had second thoughts and quickly cut the gasket in half and installed the skimmer before making the rest of the cuts. Other than that, everything went smoothly.

    I'm using 50mm PVC to plumb the pool. I found a good quality, ready-made Intex-to-50mm adapter which will be perfect for this install. Last year I used home made, from cut off Intex hoses, and constantly worried they would break. Now I just have to top up the water level and in a few weeks start the heatpump. Oh, and also start the deck build. Another fun pool summer ahead!
    Intex Ultra Frame 24'x12'x52" (732cm x 366cm) rectangular pool
    Intex SF80220RC (1600 GPH) pump/sandfilter
    Intex SF10220 (1050 GPH) pump/sandfilter driving the
    Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner
    Intex 8220 ECO SWG, Brilix XHP100 9kW heatpump

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    Re: Another rectangular Intex over-the-seam skimmer and hard plumb thread

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    Intex Ultra Frame 24'x12'x52" (732cm x 366cm) rectangular pool
    Intex SF80220RC (1600 GPH) pump/sandfilter
    Intex SF10220 (1050 GPH) pump/sandfilter driving the
    Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner
    Intex 8220 ECO SWG, Brilix XHP100 9kW heatpump

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    Re: Another rectangular Intex over-the-seam skimmer and hard plumb thread

    What glue you use for the patch reinforcements?
    Ultra 16', Intex Sand filter/pump combo, 8' x 20' solar panels, solar blanket w/roll tube, 1" extruded foam floor with Gorilla pad, Liquid chlorine and stabilizer.

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    Re: Another rectangular Intex over-the-seam skimmer and hard plumb thread

    I used a special PVC glue called Plastigum 77. Found it at a place that makes professional tarps, truck covers and such.
    Intex Ultra Frame 24'x12'x52" (732cm x 366cm) rectangular pool
    Intex SF80220RC (1600 GPH) pump/sandfilter
    Intex SF10220 (1050 GPH) pump/sandfilter driving the
    Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner
    Intex 8220 ECO SWG, Brilix XHP100 9kW heatpump

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    Re: Another rectangular Intex over-the-seam skimmer and hard plumb thread

    Finally spring is here. Time to open the pool and test the skimmer. It works perfectly and no water depth loss at all! Above seam is the way to go!

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    Intex Ultra Frame 24'x12'x52" (732cm x 366cm) rectangular pool
    Intex SF80220RC (1600 GPH) pump/sandfilter
    Intex SF10220 (1050 GPH) pump/sandfilter driving the
    Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner
    Intex 8220 ECO SWG, Brilix XHP100 9kW heatpump

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    Re: Another rectangular Intex over-the-seam skimmer and hard plumb thread

    that looks great, I almost went above seam but chickened out I went right to the seam and the screws went into the seam

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