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    cutting whole in Intex Ultra Frame above ground pool

    How safe or dangerous is it to cut a whole in an Intex Ultraframe above ground pool to install a skimmer. Any one do it? Is it advisable or can it weaken the integrity of the liner? Any caveats, suggestions, etc? We are in Southern CA and leave it up all year. Thank you.

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    Re: cutting whole in Intex Ultra Frame above ground pool

    Did you try searching the forum? I think there are MANY members who have done it.

    Here is the first one that popped up:
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    Re: cutting whole in Intex Ultra Frame above ground pool

    I'm cutting a hole in mine this year... It seems to be fairly easy...
    Intex Rectangle 18 x 9 x 52', 4544 gallon (18000 litres), 0.75 hp pool pump, 100 sqft Zodiac Titan Cartridge Filter - 40mm, Stenner Peristaltic Pump chlorine injection system, Intex Over The Wall Skimmer, Intex Fittings with 40mm plumbing Lil Patch Of Heaven. Build/Construction

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    Re: cutting whole in Intex Ultra Frame above ground pool

    absolutely nothing to it. I did mine last year. I installed the skimmer first by marking and poking holes with phillips screwdriver for the screw holes. Then mount the skimmer, then take an exacto knife and cut out the square. The material cuts VERY easily so just go slow and you will be fine. also, I did mine with water level down to just below where i was installing skimmer, then I topped pool back off after I was done.
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