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    skimmer mod for easy set pool

    I have to give Rowski the credit for this...had the following items laying around the house for this

    1. 1 unused umbrella stand
    2. 2 5' pieces of sch40 1 1/4 pipe
    3. 1 piece of l5' sch 40 1inch pipe
    4. 1piece of 1 1/4 elbow
    5. 1 piece of 1 1/4 x 1 elbow

    Place 1 1/4 pipe into umbrella stand and cut to length,,I went about 2 inches above the ring
    Place 1 1/4 elbow on the top end
    cut 1 1/4 pipe long enough to cross over ring by about 2 inches
    Place the 1 1/4 x 1 elbow on the end that is over the water
    Cut 1 piece of 1 inch pipe long enough to go into pool water...Mine was arount 12 to 14 inches
    Take skimmer off of pool bracket and mount to the 1 inch pipe..I used zip ties
    There is a little bounce, but thats what I wanted so the skimmer can move up and down with the water in the pool

    Hope this helps someone down the road
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    Re: skimmer mod for easy set pool

    love this!!!! I have been so tired of the skimmer shifting around due to variances of pressure in the ring.
    easy set 18x48 intex 2100 sand filter or hayward sand filter w/1 hp pump

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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: skimmer mod for easy set pool

    I love good ole American Inginuity at it's best!

    Great job at getting the job done!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Oct 2012
    Houston, TX

    Re: skimmer mod for easy set pool

    I wish I had thought of that with my easy set. After seeing it, it seems so obvious, yet I never thought of it.

    Now, just paint it Intex blue!
    Intex UltraFrame 14'x48in - 3,900 gallons. Intex 1600 GPH combo Sand Filter/SWG Hard Plumbed w/Hayward skimmer, suction & return. Borates.
    And... 15k gallon kidney shaped gunite 1975 vintage. Hayward DE3620 filter + Hayward 750 pump.
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