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    Thru Wall Skimmer Location

    Hi everybody !

    I am thrilled with my new Ultra Frame and after only being open for 1 week can tell that I definitely want to install a thru wall skimmer. I have chosen the Hayward SP1091LX as many have already used this successfully. But I digress.

    So where have you all located the new skimmer?

    Right above the old inlet?
    1 panel further away from the return?
    1 panel closer to the return?

    Each possibility seems to come with its own challenge or concern.

    Your experience would be greatly appreciated.
    18'x 52" Intex Ultra Frame AG pool
    7100 gallons
    1600 Intex sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    BBB method for four seasons
    Former 18' Easy Set owner

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    Re: Thru Wall Skimmer Location

    Commenting so i can keep up with replies. There was a thread here that had details of the install with pics...but the pics are gone. Do you cover up the existing inlet and hookup to the wall skimmer?
    Intex 16'x48" Ultra Frame
    Intex 2,650-Gallon Sand Filter Pump
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Filtration System
    Taylor K-2006

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    Re: Thru Wall Skimmer Location

    I plan on just leaving the existing valve in the intake hole and installing some other valve in the new skimmer line.
    18'x 52" Intex Ultra Frame AG pool
    7100 gallons
    1600 Intex sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    BBB method for four seasons
    Former 18' Easy Set owner

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    Re: Thru Wall Skimmer Location

    If you scroll down in this thread
    http://tftestkits.net/images/products/100.JPG

    you'll see a crude diagram showing how mine was placed. Not saying this is the best or only option, but is working fine for me with my equipment (which is non-intex).
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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    Re: Thru Wall Skimmer Location

    Crek31 i was interested to see how u did it but pic u posted is of your test kit not skimmer can u repost and it would be so great if someone did a youtube instruction video on this process. I know i could use one to see how to do my hayward

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    Re: Thru Wall Skimmer Location

    Oops, meant to link to prior tfp thread. Sorry.

    critique-plumbing-skimmer-please-t46049.html?hilit=Critique
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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