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    Through the wall skimmer

    We have an Intex Ultra Frame Pool. Thinking about installing a skimmer. I'm wondering how advisable it is to cut a hole in the liner. It just doesn't seem right to me, but I know many of you have. Everywhere on the liner where the manufacturer puts a hole the liner it's reinforced. When you cut a hole in the liner is there a way to reinforce around it like the manufacturer does? Is it not necessary? Does it worry any of you that it might one day give out and tear. Any words of wisdom from those who have or those who won't do it would be appreciated. I would like to do it as well but I'm afraid of the idea of cutting that hole. Thank you.

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    Re: Through the wall skimmer

    I too would love to know if there is any advice. From what I read is that you push all the screws in through the liners first, tighten them up and then cut the hole. Just make sure that the water level up by where you want the skimmer to go before installation. This is suppose to help with making sure that the liner is stretch out.

    I looked for a video on You tube but couldn't find a good one that actually showed them cutting. I'm going to attempt to make one when I put mine in.

    Here is the one I bought.

    http://www.amazon.com/Hydro-8940-Sta...=hydro+skimmer

    Here are the instructions:

    http://swimline.com/swimline/8940%20...ctions_Eng.pdf

    You tube video (not mine)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXeGoi4GLos

    Randy
    Kimbeau69

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    Re: Through the wall skimmer

    Thank you. Please let us know how it goes and if really works. Do you need a certain sized pump to make it work? Any other comments would be appreciated.

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    Re: Through the wall skimmer

    Vicsin, if you don't want to cut the liner, don't do it.... Wait a year, if you are not comfortable.... There are literally hundreds of people with intex pools that have installed through the wall skimmers.... Mostly Hayward ones.... No one has had a problem yet..... The Pro Series of pools which are just a replica or rip off of Intex, sell their pools with through the wall skimmers as part of their package... Those skimmers are no where near as good as the Hayward ones....

    My pool liner hasn't even had water in it, brand spanking new and I cut it for new intake return inlets..... As long as you are careful, take your time, you'll have no problems... I'm not installing my through the wall skimmer until there is water in the pool.... Its a bigger hole and I want to make sure the pool is set up correctly before cutting it.... I hope this helps....

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    As for pumps, you need at least a 1hp pump for your size pool, anything bigger would be overkill unless you plan on adding a waterfall, or a few other things that require pressure... The Intex 2650 sand filter would be plenty as would the Hayward c550

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    It would also help to put your location and pool size and make in your signature... All information helps...
    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 http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...lice-of-heaven

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    Re: Through the wall skimmer

    Just did it and everything went smoothly. I'm not even slightly concerned about the fact that I cut the liner.

    22'x52" Intex 10,472 gal. w/ 2650 Sand Filter, using Taylor K2006 Kit. BBB

    My Build: http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...x)-Will-update

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    Re: Through the wall skimmer

    Quote Originally Posted by joshuaberman View Post
    Just did it and everything went smoothly. I'm not even slightly concerned about the fact that I cut the liner.

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    Can you post some pics Joshua? And I had no reservations doing it either... Just jumped right in....

    Ah, don't worry, I've just read your thread....
    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 http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...lice-of-heaven

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    Re: Through the wall skimmer

    😊

    22'x52" Intex 10,472 gal. w/ 2650 Sand Filter, using Taylor K2006 Kit. BBB

    My Build: http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...x)-Will-update

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