I have the Intex Ultra Frame 18'x52". I am thinking about putting a Hayward outside skimmer to replace the over the edge Intex skimmer (if I could get up the guts to cut the liner, heh). The existing skimmer bracket is really flimsy and has broken on me from fatigue. Finding that over the edge clamp on bracket is very difficult as the Intex store is out of stock (and seems to have been for some time).
Anyway back to the Hayward. From what I've seen in this forum, it looks like the water line in the pool is supposed to be half way up the skimmer square intake hole? From the pics I've seen the skimmer can only be cut in so high and it looks like as high as it will go will still result in having to lower the water line at least 4 inches or so or the water will be covering the skimmer hole completely. I'm not willing to lose 4 inches of depth for this skimmer to work if that is the case. Will the skimmer still be effective if the hole is completely covered by water?
Another question. I take it the threads on the Hayward skimmer are not going to work with the existing Intex hose from the Intex pump? What's the workaround to getting that hose to work without having to hard plumb it in?