So I know there are a ton of threads on this topic, but none seem to address the question I have about what I'm thinking about doing. I want to install a Hayward skimmer, however I don't really want to lose the depth of the water. I saw some threads on people installing above the weld, but I worry about being able to get it tight enough at the top and how difficult it might make taking the cross bar out/in during take down and set up. So the idea I had was to cut a notch in the outside of the sleeve to accommodate the skimmer. I'm just not sure if this will compromise the strength of the wall too much and cause issues. I attached a picture illustrating what I'm talking about below (I just used Google image search, so if this picture belongs to you I hope you don't mind me using it!). Anyone have any thoughts on this? Good idea? Bad idea? Since it's almost take down time I'm thinking it may be a good time to try so if I totally screw it up we aren't pool-less during good swim time. Would love to hear other opinions on this before I actually take the plunge, though.