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    so guys I been saying im gonna add a through wall skimmer and re pipe everything on my 14x48 intex ultra frame with the 663 pump and my question is about this pic http://s1332.photobucket.com/user/wi...ml?sort=6&o=14 couldn't I just buy a threaded pvc fitting to go onto the intake and outlets, I know they have them...I think they have a 1 1/2 inch one and my second question is when I go to install the skimmer, where should I locate it, in between the outlet and intake or way on the other side of the intake? thanks again guys for the time and answers, im sure ill have more lol

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    Re: pool fittings question

    anyone?

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    Re: pool fittings question

    I can't help you out on the intex stuff, but for skimmer placement should be based on a combination of factors, you want it way from the returns, but also on the side of the pool that tends to be the downwind side during swim season. So if you tend to get a breeze from the south or southwest like we do in the summer, then you will want the skimmer on the north or northeast side of the pool.
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    Re: pool fittings question

    Amazon (yes I know, I spend half my life on there!) has this, but you'd still have to use the Intex hoses.

    However, there is this tutorial on how to make your own adapters directly to 1-1/2" pipe.
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    Re: pool fittings question

    thanks so much for the link I haven't found that onr and is very helpful

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    Re: pool fittings question

    I've never seen a PVC fitting that'd fit the Intex thread pattern. The DIY fittings were easy enough to make though. The picture you referenced in the original post above is from my pool, but I've patterned them (and everything you see in the pictures) from what others have done on this forum. In that same library, there are close up pics of the adapters as well.

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