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    wall mount skimmer on intex pool

    did a little research on this website and ended up installing a new filter system and added a wall mount skimmer.
    The one that came with the pool that hangs over the wall just gets in the way and is ugly.
    I thought up the mount to go under it and made it out of 2x6 Pt wood. It all worked out great check out the pics and tell me what you think.

    P.S. pools a little dark just starting to try out BBB maintenance plan hope it works.
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    Re: wall mount skimmer on intex pool

    last two picture working awesome top of pool super clean now.
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    Re: wall mount skimmer on intex pool

    I like it! Nice job, but if you had made the support a little larger it could have held the beer cooler.
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    Re: wall mount skimmer on intex pool

    i'm going to use the other opening that was the original returnn for a second jet just have to get a Y and redo the plumbimg. will post pics when that is finished. If i drank I think that would be a good idea.
    15x4 intex starter pool
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    BBB maintenance plan

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    Re: wall mount skimmer on intex pool

    LOL LOL i started something here didnt i

    Nice job fella


    Gazz
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    Re: wall mount skimmer on intex pool

    Quote Originally Posted by gd5015
    I like it! Nice job, but if you had made the support a little larger it could have held the beer cooler.
    When we had our intex, hubby made a "beer holder" out of PVC and some kind of plastic peg board. Worked well for years
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    Re: wall mount skimmer on intex pool

    When we had the Intex, I never used the skimmer because, like you said it was a pain in the butt and I was afraid if I was not attentive enough, the water could get low and burn up the filter.

    Very, very clever!

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    Self Installed 6/09
    Crushed by Irene, and a 50ft oak 8/28/11
    Re installing 4/12 and up and running

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    Re: wall mount skimmer on intex pool

    Id suggest using the old suction line to still be a suction line, but use a valve to cut the flow down. you will get sombody (ive added a skimmer to mine also, and this WILL happen) go take a look, stick to it, and all the water drains out of the lines FAST, if you keep the old line and just have restricted flow at least you will keep some water in the pump.
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    Re: wall mount skimmer on intex pool

    looks good...to get better skimmer action, you want your water level 2/3 of the way up the skimmer
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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    Re: wall mount skimmer on intex pool

    I would like to put a skimmer on mine as well. I have the 24 x 52 and how would i connect the hose from the Wall skimmer to the inlet valve that is lower? I hope that is not confusing.. lol

    thanks so much
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    Re: wall mount skimmer on intex pool

    You didn't have any problems with the liner ripping? I have wanted to put a wall skimmer on mine for a while but I was scared that once I cut the opening in the side of the pool that water would be too much pressure and cause the liner to rip. Did you have to do anything extra to the liner to make sure that it didn't rip? I have the 24 x 52.
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    Re: wall mount skimmer on intex pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale.s
    Id suggest using the old suction line to still be a suction line, but use a valve to cut the flow down. you will get sombody (ive added a skimmer to mine also, and this WILL happen) go take a look, stick to it, and all the water drains out of the lines FAST, if you keep the old line and just have restricted flow at least you will keep some water in the pump.
    Dale,
    How about some pics?
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    Re: wall mount skimmer on intex pool

    here some pics of my project, ill post some more later of phase 2 lol

    http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll82 ... 120184.jpg
    15 x 36 Intex AGP
    External skimmer
    Mega sand filter
    1/3 HP pump
    http://s286.photobucket.com/albums/ll82/GazzMan9/

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