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    Remodel Intex skimmer?

    Since I am in Texas and we have wild temp swings, the ring on my easy set changes size at least twice a day. Any time I turn the sand filter on, if I'm not standing there, the skimmer pops up and sucks air. tired of purging air. I'm also concerned about burning up filter. Right now I have a 5 lb weight tied to the outer bucket with a length of trot line. I would love to have a floating skimmer but can't afford one. Any ideas on how to engineer from bits and pieces?
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    Re: Remodel Intex skimmer?

    Could you post a picture, maybe we can get a better idea of what is happening
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    Re: Remodel Intex skimmer?

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    AG, Intex 18' x48" Easy Set pool( =/- 5455 gal)
    Intex SF80110 sand filter & SWG ECO 7110, Hayward AquaCritter
    Well water, location is north Texas, usually up from late May to Oct.
    Taylor TF-100 test kit, TDS Digital Salinity meter and Taylor salt kit

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    Re: Remodel Intex skimmer?


    Sorry, still figuring out how to use this app

    AG, Intex 18' x48" Easy Set pool( =/- 5455 gal)
    Intex SF80110 sand filter & SWG ECO 7110, Hayward AquaCritter
    Well water, location is north Texas, usually up from late May to Oct.
    Taylor TF-100 test kit, TDS Digital Salinity meter and Taylor salt kit

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    Re: Remodel Intex skimmer?

    I seem to recall someone else having this problem a year ago. They built an external stand from PVC that held the skimmer. You might search for that here, or see if you can come up with something similar on your own.

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    Re: Remodel Intex skimmer?

    Unless you have an Intex pool, the skimmer will not fit on the stock strainer. I had to manufacture an adapter.


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    Re: Remodel Intex skimmer?

    I think this has given me an idea. I'm going to try to make "a boat" for the skimmer from PVC. Will post pics and supply list, if successful. 😉

    AG, Intex 18' x48" Easy Set pool( =/- 5455 gal)
    Intex SF80110 sand filter & SWG ECO 7110, Hayward AquaCritter
    Well water, location is north Texas, usually up from late May to Oct.
    Taylor TF-100 test kit, TDS Digital Salinity meter and Taylor salt kit

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    Re: Remodel Intex skimmer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Domram9 View Post
    Unless you have an Intex pool, the skimmer will not fit on the stock strainer. I had to manufacture an adapter.

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    I DO have easy set intex

    AG, Intex 18' x48" Easy Set pool( =/- 5455 gal)
    Intex SF80110 sand filter & SWG ECO 7110, Hayward AquaCritter
    Well water, location is north Texas, usually up from late May to Oct.
    Taylor TF-100 test kit, TDS Digital Salinity meter and Taylor salt kit

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    Re: Remodel Intex skimmer?

    My idea sunk. Lol

    AG, Intex 18' x48" Easy Set pool( =/- 5455 gal)
    Intex SF80110 sand filter & SWG ECO 7110, Hayward AquaCritter
    Well water, location is north Texas, usually up from late May to Oct.
    Taylor TF-100 test kit, TDS Digital Salinity meter and Taylor salt kit

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    Re: Remodel Intex skimmer?


    The idea was to make a float for the skimmer. Just couldn't get it to balance.
    Back to trot line and barbell weight.

    AG, Intex 18' x48" Easy Set pool( =/- 5455 gal)
    Intex SF80110 sand filter & SWG ECO 7110, Hayward AquaCritter
    Well water, location is north Texas, usually up from late May to Oct.
    Taylor TF-100 test kit, TDS Digital Salinity meter and Taylor salt kit

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