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    Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    Whats the standard as far as installing a Hayward skimmer on an intex pool goes....above or below the gray seam? Anyone have pics of their above seam setup?
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    Re: Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    I've seen them done both ways with no ill effects. If you go above the seam, the pool can hold more water.
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    Re: Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    I installed mine so the top inside portion of the skimmer is in line with the grey part of the liner. Any higher and you run into the loop for the top rail. I would think this is as high as you can go.
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    Re: Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    Hey Synergy
    Do you have any pics of your setup and or hard plumbin . I'm am getting ready to install my first AGP and so far have the same equipment as you except I am also doing a SWG. Thanks

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    Re: Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER570 View Post
    Hey Synergy
    Do you have any pics of your setup and or hard plumbin . I'm am getting ready to install my first AGP and so far have the same equipment as you except I am also doing a SWG. Thanks
    I will have to take new ones tonight. I recently deleted them off of my work computer. I will post up tonight or tomorrow.
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    Re: Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    About to above...

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    Re: Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    Definitely above! Mine is even higher than that, works perfectly. Patched for added strenght, just in case.
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    Re: Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickelin View Post
    Definitely above! Mine is even higher than that, works perfectly. Patched for added strenght, just in case.
    Congratulations, the trend last year was to not go to the seams, but I took the risk, bc I hated to loose water level, now if I have to do it again I will do it like you... 😊

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    Re: Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    Would it be possible to mount the skimmer in the corner, then it could go higher up then the liner? Would only work on the square one of course.

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    Re: Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    Humm... Interesting idea but I think this will not work... Still I wish someone will come with a solution to this... 😊

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    Re: Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    I installed mine below the seam, now seeing it can be done above the seam I wish I had done it that way.


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    Re: Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    Corner won't work, it is not fixed. But why would you want to higher than I have done? I have no water loss at all. Higher than that and the skimmer will not work properly. The water level should be 1/2-2/3 up the skimmer.
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    Re: Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    Ok. But that's great news. No waterlevel needs to be lost 😊

    rdy2fly, can't you patch like Mickelin and after move the skimmer up an inch?

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    Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    Has anyone moved the skimmer someplace other than the stock side? Has anyone put it opposite the the return from the filter so that you are pushing water to the skimmer? I would think with hard piping this wouldn't be too big of a deal.

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    Re: Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    I don't think that would be good for circulation. You want the water to move in a circular fashion around the pool. Also, a lot of piping...
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    Re: Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    The best place to install the skimmer is DOWNWINDS... 😊

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    Re: Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    Thank you. I got the pool set up yeaterday... half filled and plan to install the sand filter, swg and skimmer today

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    Re: Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    I decided to go above/even with seam
    The top of my skimmer opening is even with the gray on the liner. Now just have to wait for it to fill up!

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    Starting day 5/25/2015 INTEX AGP 24'x12'x54" 8400 gal, with salt and borax, INTEX 16"sand filter, WM Hayward Skimmer, Intex SWG CG-28669, 1 1/2" hard plumbed PVC, Lil' Shark Vacuum With Leaf Canister, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test
    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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    Re: Above or below seam.....what is the concenus

    RollTide, that is exactly how I did mine. No issues at all. Nice work.
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