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Thread: Intex over the side skimmer..plug 2nd intake or not?

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    Intex over the side skimmer..plug 2nd intake or not?

    So pool life just got so much simpler with the skimmer! I'm in love. I could just sit and watch it. Haha. We have tons of gnats and june bugs that end up in our pool. Its almost clear of gnats in an hour.
    I did plug the second intake but I'm wondering is this a good idea or bad? My pressure has dropped by half on sand filter. Also wondering if skimmer will do a good enough job filtering pool without second intake?
    Any thoughts or previous experience?

    16x48 intex ultra with intex sand filter 2800
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    Re: Intex over the side skimmer..plug 2nd intake or not?

    unplug it for 24 hours and see how it does
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    Re: Intex over the side skimmer..plug 2nd intake or not?

    Good idea from cowboycasey.

    Seems we have similar setup. I chose not to plug the 2nd intake since the skimmer still skims just fine with it open.
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    Re: Intex over the side skimmer..plug 2nd intake or not?

    Thank you both!

    16x48 intex ultra with intex sand filter 2800
    16x48 AG Intel 5600 Gal. Intex sand filter 2800 gph
    Muskogee, OK

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    Re: Intex over the side skimmer..plug 2nd intake or not?

    same here, I am using the skimmer and the second intake and it does well
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    Re: Intex over the side skimmer..plug 2nd intake or not?

    I unplugged the second intake tonight and seems to run well. May use that plug while i vacuum though. Thanks!

    16x48 intex ultra with intex sand filter 2800
    16x48 AG Intel 5600 Gal. Intex sand filter 2800 gph
    Muskogee, OK

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