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    Looking for a new skimmer - choices

    Having just plumbed and started the new Hayward pump, I get the sense that I need to speed up my quest for a through-the-wall skimmer for my Intex Ultra Frame. I have done some research here and looked for options on eBay. I'm narrowed down the search to four choices, for now:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hydro-Tools-Abo ... 5af14ed4ff

    Slimline/Hydro, seems like an off-color, if these are actual photos. Cheapest option.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Standard-Thru-W ... 5d3fa3468a

    A popular model with other Intex modders here. A sure thing.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/swimming-pool-S ... 5af1a3b2a5

    Intriguing choice, the most expensive. Like the idea of grey to go along with my IUF.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Hydro-Tools ... 1e78c5c35d

    The Hydro model in grey. Again, like the looks of the color.

    I'm shying away from Hayward for now because I don't like the looks of that semi-circular handle on the weir. Looks like it would catch debris intended for the basket. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
    18'x4' AG Intex Ultra Frame, 6,700 gal., assembled new 2013; Mods: Hayward EC50C90 Perflex filter & 1 h.p. PowerFlo Matrix pump, Fiber Clear cellulose D.E. substitute, Hayward H100ID1 100,000 BTU NG heater, a pair of 2'x20' Sungrabber solar heaters via the original Intex 635T pump, grey Hydro Tools through-the-wall skimmer, Confer steps/ladder system & Cover Free chemical pool cover. The Summer of Mods!

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    Re: Looking for a new skimmer - choices

    One of the ebay shippers only wants $31.00 for shipping. I would buy on Amazon so you have easy returns in case you need to.

    I would not be afraid to buy a Hayward. I have seen some nice ones on Amazon the included everything , including return fittings for $20-30 with shipping.
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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