I didn't want to add this to my thread going on, as I am quite befuddled at the moment & not sure if everyone is following it who may be able to answer. The pool is filling, but nowhere near halfway, so I figured I had some time.
I purchased the Hydro Tools skimmer to put into my 18x48 Intex Ultra Frame.
I've bookmarked & read all of the threads about installing a skimmer, but my question(s) is this...
At this moment, doing the PVC isn't an option. Like I said, this is just for now. It will come, but the hardware store that is a minute away from our house doesn't have everything that we would need and to make a 45 min trip to Menards & then back home isn't in the picture right now either. So, has anyone installed the skimmer and only used the supplied hoses that came with the pool? I saw one picture and they used what looked like a hose clamp.
The other hose is going to go to the Intex 2650 and then to the SWG, then the return back to the pool. I have to use the return that came with the pool because the one that Hydro Tools included is too small & I don't like the fact that the eyeball jet moves around so freely & doesn't stay in place. So with using the stock pool return jet / eyeball (whatever it is), should I still use the plunger then with it?
We will be fine to install the PVC stuff later, but while it was filling, we wanted to do the skimmer and then be done with it for the moment, instead of having to go back, drain a little to install, etc.
Thanks everyone! You guys are fantastic!