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Thread: Improving Intex Skimmers

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    jmills's Avatar
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    Jul 2007
    Billerica MA

    Improving Intex Skimmers

    I love my Intex oval-frame pool, but there are a few weak spots. The oval frame pools have the inflatable ring on the top. The skimmer that is included clamps onto the ring. This is pretty flimsy, especially when it gets colder and the air pressure in the ring drops.

    I found a super cheap solution if you have the volleyball net attachment. Connect the skimmer bracket to the volleyball net pole with a hose clamp. Be sure to put tape of the part of the clamp that sticks out to avoid scratches.


    12' x 20' Intex Oval Frame Pool, AG
    Waterway 1 hp TWM Cartridge Filter
    4' x 20' solar panel
    41' water depth
    4393 Gallons according to the box.

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    NWMNMom's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    Waaay NW MN
    Great idea. When we had our Intex, we always put a large piece of foam between the skimmer bracket and the ring, because it never stayed fully inflated if the weather got cool (every night!)
    18x33x52 Buttressfree Seaspray (Wilbar) AGP - 1.5hp Pentair Maxim w/22" Pentair Meteor Sand Filter, Aqua Rite SWG System, Biltmore Walk In Steps - 2/4x20 Solar Panel Setup - Doheny Jet Drive (RIP -Pool Rover Jr) - finally hard plumbed the whole darned thing -
    Beats Driving to the Lake!

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