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    New Skimmer

    I have all the plumbing hardware and have been looking at all the instructions on how to install just have to get in the water and do it. I will need to drain some of the water because it is up to the gray line right now and my ? is how high can the water level be with the new skimmer? We like to have it right at the level it is now but looking at pics of installs it looks like it needs to be lower, can you go half way up the skimmer or is that even to high.
    18'x52" Intex round AGP, 2650 Krystal Clear SWG pump with sand filter and a Hayward H100ID pool heater. TF100 test kit to keep the water sparkly clean.

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    Re: New Skimmer

    Half way up the skimmer or a little higher is fine,as long as your weir (small door in skimmer) still functions correctly.(keeps debris in the skimmer)
    Rob

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    Re: New Skimmer

    will try and install it as high as I can so we can keep the level up, thanks.
    18'x52" Intex round AGP, 2650 Krystal Clear SWG pump with sand filter and a Hayward H100ID pool heater. TF100 test kit to keep the water sparkly clean.

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    Re: New Skimmer

    I'm doing the same thing... I keep a good watch on my water level so I will be installing my through the wall skimmer as high as I can.... I don't want to lose water depth at all.... The skimmer wont be running while we are in the pool anyway, its more of a remove the bugs in the morning and evening type thing....Make sure you install a ball valve underneath the skimmer so you can shut it off if you need to do maintenance or want to give more ompf to your suction and returns...
    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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