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Thread: Convert Intex pool to thru-wall skimmer?

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    Convert Intex pool to thru-wall skimmer?

    I have seen several pictures on here where a thru-wall skimmer was added to their intex pool.

    What is the advantage of this, and why does everyone seem to connect the thru-wall and the normal inlet connection as opposed to plugging the original hole?
    Intex 22x52 - New 2017
    3/4 HP Doheny Pump
    16" Hayward filter
    Intex SWG

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    Re: Convert Intex pool to thru-wall skimmer?

    I'm adding one because I'm sick of the over the wall one, (poor performance and always in the way)

    Leaving the original is easier then patching, provides additional flow, and if the skimmer gets plugged there is still in intake so the pump doesn't starve for water. (or at least these are my reasons)
    -Components- Intex Ultra Frame 16' x 48" (5,061 gal.) [Mods: Standard sized Drain and Return holes & 6" Through-Wall Skimmer], Hayward 1HP pump and 18" Sand Filter, Intex SWG (old one) -Plumbing- Bottom Drain & Skimmer > Diverter > Pump & Filter > T > Fountain & SWG > Return. -Custom Parts- Bottom Drain: 4x Strainers on drain port, Return: 3x jets on return port, Intex Adapters: info link

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