I've been reading (for weeks) on the best way to install the skimmer. It's a brand new intex 20'x52" pool that is about 12" from being full. I stopped the filling process once I decided to go all in on the skimmer and place my order. Needless to say, I've gotten cold feet for the installation. I don't want to drain the pool, because it'll be another week at least before we can get in, versus this weekend. But I also want a long standing pool. I've read COUNTLESS people cut the liner without issues, but I tend to agree with the folks suggesting it's a better seal if you don't. The question is: do I cut/split the gasket or do I not? UGH! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Here I stand with my laptop and swimming trunks on. My tool bag locked and loaded for the operation, but standing on "cold feet".