I bought an EC40 with a 1hp pump.
I was using an intex over the side skimmer. The small particles get thru the skimmer basket and plug up the screen in the sidewall connection which blocks the water flow.
Since the hayward pump has a skimmer basket can I break out the screen in the intex sidewall connector? I can't think of any reason not to except for safety reasons. I guess the edges might be sharp from breaking and a little kids arm might fit in. Any suggestions on what to do?