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I have a 20' X 48" Intex Ultra Frame above ground pool. We replaced the pump last year with an Intex 16" sand filter pump. After browsing this forum I have decided to install a through wall skimmer and hard plumb the pool.
I am curious as to which through wall skimmer would work best with our pool. I have seen mostly Heritage, Hayward, and Waterway Flo Pro listed in all the posts I have looked at. Also curious if the wide mouth skimmer would work OK on a round pool. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Now on to the plumbing. I think I have a grasp on how to make the adapters after reading many, many posts on that subject. My questions come in on connections to the pool and about using the vacuum after you hard plumb. Do all the through wall skimmers come with an adapter that you hook your vacuum to? I also noticed on one picture that someone had plumbed both the through wall skimmer, and the old intake into the intake on the pump. Does that allow you to use the old intake as your vacuum port?
I can't wait to get started on this project and am hoping to do it right the first time with some help from folks that have "been there, done that." Will post pics as the project progresses.
Thanks in advance for any advice and / or tips.