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    Intex easy set skimmer bracket

    Was having problems with my skimmer not staying in the water after temp changes. This is due to the inflated ring losing and gaining pressure from temp change and the bracket slipping or not slipping. I sure don't want to ruin my new Intex sand filter pump. It has actually sucked air once already for about 1 hr.

    So what I did is make a bracket that is not hooked to the pool.

    This is try number one. We will see how rugged it is and how long the pvc lasts.

    I used 1" pvc. Kinda rifled it together while the kinds were in the pool.

    So far it works great. Held up to 1 swim cycle with 4 people in the pool.

    What I really like is it pulls water all the way around the rim of the floater. Seems to work better. Also I don't have to worry about sucking air.

    I know the counter weight is a little "hokey". I forgot the sand bags at work.

    I'm sure there will be some future modifications.
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    Re: Intex easy set skimmer bracket

    I say, if it works, it works.

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    Re: Intex easy set skimmer bracket

    Great Modification!

    I added your topic to the Useful Links for Fellow Intex Pool Owners.
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    Re: Intex easy set skimmer bracket

    If it works, it's not hokey. You could go ahead and add a little platform to hold drinks, and maybe some towel bars? It could also have some added hooks for pool toys, make it multifunctional.

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    Re: Intex easy set skimmer bracket

    Any chance you still have the dimensions? I have the same pool, the same sand filter pump, and unfortunately the same problem. Thanks.

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    Re: Intex easy set skimmer bracket

    I went ahead and "copied" Rowski. Thanks for the great idea. Made a couple of changes, mainly on the back brace which actually increased stability enough to ditch the weights. Works very well!

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    Re: Intex easy set skimmer bracket

    Bought the materials to do this a couple days ago. Getting the cutter from my dad, and plan to have it done by the weekend.

    Bryanm, how did you get the angles to work on yours, the vertical pipe closest to the pool looks like it's at an angle in the fitting. I'm surprised that the part holding the skimmer isn't angled down with it like that, or is that pipe just barely inserted into the bottom of that "T"?

    Also, is any of this glued together, or just dry fitted, to allow for dis-assembly?
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    Re: Intex easy set skimmer bracket

    Well, couldn't wait for a reply. Decided to go with the original frame construction. Works really well just dry fit together, allows for adjustment if needed to get the proper angle desired on the skimmer. I also didn't need a counterweight, as I was able to slide it up next to the house and pool, and kind of wedge it in there. I was only able to make my frame a 20" square, but it seems stable enough. I also liked being able to use the end of the original bracket for depth adjustments.

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    Re: Intex easy set skimmer bracket

    I think I would have the hose clamps away from the top ring, might rub a hole.
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    Re: Intex easy set skimmer bracket

    I did think about that. It was a slight mis-measurement. I have a long enough section that I think I'm going to replace it with to extend it further into the pool.
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    Re: Intex easy set skimmer bracket

    If there is a wall (or tree branch, or ... ) nearby, then this thing can be fixed there using pipe support clamps, these allow easy height adjustments as well.

    Donīt be fooled by the sheep on my bike, I swim with fish in my sound equipped pool.

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    Re: Intex easy set skimmer bracket

    Extended my extension by 3.5", and now it won't rub on the pool ring! This thing is so much better than that ring bracket.
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    Re: Intex easy set skimmer bracket

    Great job! Sorry didn't get a chance to answer your question earlier, but looks like you didn't need my help. I also didn't glue as I didn't see the advantage as I'm giving up the ability to adjust if I need to.


    Quote Originally Posted by geogecko
    Well, couldn't wait for a reply. Decided to go with the original frame construction. Works really well just dry fit together, allows for adjustment if needed to get the proper angle desired on the skimmer. I also didn't need a counterweight, as I was able to slide it up next to the house and pool, and kind of wedge it in there. I was only able to make my frame a 20" square, but it seems stable enough. I also liked being able to use the end of the original bracket for depth adjustments.

    [attachment=0:go56dpmm]ImageUploadedByTapatalk1342203718.732994.jpg[/attachment:go56dpmm]

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    Re: Intex easy set skimmer bracket

    Not a problem! I think I might actually need to glue the 90 elbow and the vertical pipe that the skimmer is attached to, this seems like it has been loose a few times, maybe due to the initial suction when the pump turns on, but other than that, I don't think glue is necessary. It will also allow me to store it flat in my deck box when we take down the pool.
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    Re: Intex easy set skimmer bracket

    I have an Ultra frame pool. My skimmer basket does the same thing but I thought it had
    something to do with the water level. I have broken 2 hooks in two years. Any suggestions for me since I don't have that balloon on the top.
    Hi, I'm not new here but I've never posted anything. I've been using trouble free pools for three years now and I've recommended it to several of my friends. I have an Intex 12 foot by 24 foot pool . Last year I built a deck but the weather was lousy so I plan on finishing it this year. I would like to know if anyone with an intex pool could recommend an inexpensive set of steps for this pool.

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