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Thread: Questions about Inflatable Ring Pool Skimmer

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    Questions about Inflatable Ring Pool Skimmer

    Hi,
    My first and currently most annoying problem is that the pool surface skimmer with basket that I have is a P.I.T.A.

    We have this setup - which looks lovely when the nice man in the video installs it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPS7hL4pd-M

    However, ours:
    1) is for inflatable ring pool - and I worry about it wearing on the ring.
    2) has a broken and duct taped hanger (we're in VT, we use duct tape for everything)
    3) continuously floats away and goes all askew and starts sucking air.

    I don't know if the hose I have is too rigid and keeps pushing it above water or if this is a notorious problem.
    (I have seen many rants but no solutions as of yet, so I don't think I am alone in this.)

    I resorted to a plastic coated dumb-bell and an old phone cord to weight it down but am looking for a more elegant solution.

    Anyone have one of these that they actually like and works well for them?

    Thanks, JSCHU67
    "I iz t0t@l p00l n00b. I c@n h@z halp, plz?" ;-p
    5,455 gal AG, Intex, Easy Set vinyl, Inflatable ring, 18'x48"
    Intex hook-on style surface pool skimmer. (hate it)
    Orig. cartridge filter/pump [will get stats tomorrow]
    Installed 6/2013 - 2nd hand yard sale special

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    Re: Questions about Inflatable Ring Pool Skimmer

    Go to "above ground pool" sub forum. Find thread "secure mounting intex skimmer". It's currently around the top of page 2.
    18'X48" Intex Easy Set, 2650 GPH Intex sand filter, Intex SWCG, Intex deluxe skimmer

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    Re: Questions about Inflatable Ring Pool Skimmer

    BTW an 18x48 Easy Set is 5455 gallons per the Intex manual.
    18'X48" Intex Easy Set, 2650 GPH Intex sand filter, Intex SWCG, Intex deluxe skimmer

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    Re: Questions about Inflatable Ring Pool Skimmer

    @ JCP - thanks for the correction on the gal. # - we don't have a manual and I got that figure from some online calculator, but guess the slope makes quite a difference between the top diameter and the bottom diameter. I'm sure this will help my chemistry quite a lot! lol.
    "I iz t0t@l p00l n00b. I c@n h@z halp, plz?" ;-p
    5,455 gal AG, Intex, Easy Set vinyl, Inflatable ring, 18'x48"
    Intex hook-on style surface pool skimmer. (hate it)
    Orig. cartridge filter/pump [will get stats tomorrow]
    Installed 6/2013 - 2nd hand yard sale special

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