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    Skimmer hook up

    just ordered a skimmer to install on a 22X52 intex pool. wondering if i can cut my hole where my return is and use my old outlets as the new returns? This would change the water circulation, is that an issue? put the intake on the left and the returns on the right.
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    Re: Skimmer hook up

    Welcome to the forum.

    I am not an Intex guy. there stuff is alwqays a bit different. Others will be along soon to help.
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    Re: Skimmer hook up

    Welcome!

    The skimmer really needs to be installed somewhere on the downwind area of the pool, so your normal airflow over it will aid in sending the debris to the skimmer.

    For your returns, I don't think it makes much difference where they are. If you install adjustable eyes, you can direct the water whichever way works for your pool.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Re: Skimmer hook up

    Thank you got the skimmer today going to install tonight. The prevailing winds blow right towards where i want the skimmer thanks Again. Will re-post to let you know.

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    Re: Skimmer hook up

    Good luck with your modifications. Welcome to TFP!
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