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    Intex pool installing skimmer questions

    I looked at a few posts but the ones I found had deleted pics. I am wanting to install a surface skimmer was thinking of getting this ... TAK2IGO4JJ

    I see that a lot of people have installed these but I bought a wanda the whale cleaner and want to be sure that the skimmer I buy will allow me to simply plug in the whale in and not need to remove anything.

    As of now I have to unplug the house from the skimmer that came with the pool and tie it to the frame so it wont fall out of the pool but wanda is awesome!

    Also I have a 2,650 gph sand filter running her and I dont know if that matters for what surface skimmer I buy.

    Anyway I open to ideas, explanations and what not on this as I am somewhat worried about cutting the liner but after reading everyones post it seems like its ok as long as your careful. Thanks ahead of time for the help!
    Intex 22 x 52 Ultra, Intex 16" Sand/Saltwater combo

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    linen's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Intex pool installing skimmer questions

    I don't have direct experience with wanda, but that skimmer should come with a skimmer plate that you can hook up to the hose of your wanda.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Jul 2011
    SW MO

    Re: Intex pool installing skimmer questions

    The link you posted shows the vac adapter plate, and user photos of it installed on an intex pool with a cleaner hose attached. Should work great.
    Dan D
    Used 2003 Aqua Leader 27'x52", 17,800 w/10" hopper, SwimPro SW256T 250# sand filter, Hayward PowerFlo LX pump 1hp impellor, Emerson 1 1/2 hp motor, setup Aug 2012 Summer 2011 used Summer Escapes Ring pool 14' x 42", Intex 1600gph sand filter, HTH 6 way test kitTF-100 w/stirrer, Well water @ FC=0, PH=7.2, TA=290, CH=320

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    Baltimore, Maryland

    Re: Intex pool installing skimmer questions

    Think I might purchase one of these as well to accompany my new 2650gph sand filter. looks like it will work quite well.

    Your current setup do u get much debris via the current skimmer in your pre-filter pump basket?

    we get alot of wind blown leaves and such but the intex skimmer doesnt catch enough and it gets trapped at the wall connection.

    the upgraded valves that came with the new filter dont utilize a strainer at the wall connection so whatever gets past the intex skimmer is going to wind up going threw the pump and into the filter.

    I guess the same thing happens on a manual vac setup without a debris bag tho.

    Skimmer install looks to be much easier then upgrading of wall inlet/outlet from 1.25 to 1.5"

    Wish I had the bigger pool now
    15'x4' Metal Frame Intex 3yo (2nd year winterized) 16" 2650gph intex sand filter, Thru wall skimmer, dual inlet/single outlet, 1000gph intex pump (heater) Solar Cover TF-100 testkit, TFPC

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