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    Cutting vinyl liner

    Just wondering about enlarging the wholes in my agp. Bought a sand filter new for $100 (got to love walmart) and it seems too powerful for the smaller inlet/outlet. I have the larger inlet/outlet that threads together, just wondering if it's safe to just cut the liner larger or if you should put a patch of some sort then cut?? Thanks for any ideas/suggestion.
    12 x 33 above ground ring pool 1600 gallons; F600C pump; RP600 filter system

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    Re: Cutting vinyl liner

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Can you post a pic of your new inlet/ outlet?

    In my experience the inlet/outlet through the wall fittings are all the same size. What you may be talking about is the size of the 'eyeball' or directional insert, in which case all you have to do is unscrew the 'setting ring' and put in the larger 'eyeball'.

    If you do need to replace the entire through the wall fitting, I can offer advice and tips on doing it
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    Re: Cutting vinyl liner

    Is this an Intex pool or a hard-sided above-ground pool?
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    Re: Cutting vinyl liner

    Quote Originally Posted by marnichol
    Just wondering about enlarging the wholes in my agp. Bought a sand filter new for $100 (got to love walmart) and it seems too powerful for the smaller inlet/outlet. I have the larger inlet/outlet that threads together, just wondering if it's safe to just cut the liner larger or if you should put a patch of some sort then cut?? Thanks for any ideas/suggestion.
    Looks like someone beat me to it but I will ask the question also.
    By any chance do you have an Intex pool or is it a standard AGP? The sand filter is Intex right? If the pool is an Intex, there should already be some sort of patch applied to the liner that is bigger than the current inlet/outlet holes. If the patch is there you can safely cut the liner to the diamiter of the larger inlet/outlet fittings. I have an Intex pool and I added a thru-wall skimmer to mine and there is no patch around the BIG whole I cut and have had no problems with the liner. Post some pics othe pool if you can.
    P.S. If you update you signature with some pool specs it can help give everyone a better understanding of any future questions you may have. You update the signature in the control panel.
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    Re: Cutting vinyl liner

    It's a cheap intex knock off. The inlet/outlet are "welded" in place. so I was wondering if the vinyl normally is strong enough to be cut then have the larger intex fittings screwed into place
    12 x 33 above ground ring pool 1600 gallons; F600C pump; RP600 filter system

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