Well after the great flood of 20 years took my 20' pool this winter, it was time for a new one. Got a heck of a deal on a 22' intex pool so we're back in business! That is after shoveling out about 20 truck loads of dirt (OK, not that much but I chose to dig out the base for the deeper pool instead of jacking up the deck) and redoing the deck to swallow the bigger radius and adding a cool skimmer.
So tired of dealing with the floating skimmer of the last pool I decided to do this one right! Went out and bought a Hayward Wide mouth skimmer from the local pool store (which she just about wouldn't sell me because "it won't work" on my intex pool.) I told her, "honey, I can just about make anything work and either you can sell me one or I can buy somewhere else." lol, I ended up buyinf it from her. Installed it and the outlet eyeball which is better than intex's too. Hard plumbed it to the filter with a ball valve and Soviet Union for ease of maint. In due time I'll replace that Mickey Mouse of a pump and filter (OK, the filter may be Mickey Mouse but that little pump sure moves the water. So much so I had to turn the eyeball more towards the center of pool to slow the circulation down so more surface debris could be caught.)
I have to say I'm ecstatic how it turned out as vacuuming is a breeze and the surface is crystal clean, AND I MEAN CLEAN!! and how yea, no leaks! So as promised on to the pics! (don't mind the debris, I hadn't vacuumed yet and dialed in the eye ball) And oh yea, I plan on installing a discharge hose on the old inlet, so I can regulate the water level. We get a lot of thunder boomers in this area.