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    Intex wall strainer not enough

    20150701_144020-1-1[1].jpgI have the above ground Intex 12x24, 52". It just came with a screw on wall strainer that the water flows through to the pump/filter. My problem is, all the bugs and debris are sucked onto the strainer and I have to pick them out of the little grid of holes on the strainer. Once it even got clogged enough to stop the pump flow. This doesn't seem like a good design. Isn't there something better?
    AG intex pool 12x24x52" apprx 8500 gal. Intex sand filter, Hayward pump 1 HP, 60GPM with added SWG system, Water Tech Pool Blaster Max Vac. (Iron in faucet water)

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    Re: Intex wall strainer not enough

    Some people have cut the grid off if you cannot unscrew it.
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    Re: Intex wall strainer not enough

    Excuse my ignorance but, if I cut the grid off then everything will flow right into the pump, right?
    AG intex pool 12x24x52" apprx 8500 gal. Intex sand filter, Hayward pump 1 HP, 60GPM with added SWG system, Water Tech Pool Blaster Max Vac. (Iron in faucet water)

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    Re: Intex wall strainer not enough

    Not ignorant at all, but yes, you are correct. That is why I did not cut mine off. Instead I installed a skimmer and put a shut off valve on the outlet fitting.

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    This is what my set up looks like after installing the skimmer. I keep a skimmer sock on th skimmer basket.

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    Re: Intex wall strainer not enough

    A thru-the-wall skimmer like the Hayward Dyna-skim shown above would be the best solution. But even an Intex Deluxe over the wall skimmer would be better than nothing. They used to include them with the pools, but apparently quit doing that recently, and now sell them separately.



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    Seriously consider the Hayward though. You have to cut your liner, but it's no big deal. Plus it comes with an adapter that allows you to use a real pool vacuum.



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    Re: Intex wall strainer not enough

    Thanks so much everyone!
    AG intex pool 12x24x52" apprx 8500 gal. Intex sand filter, Hayward pump 1 HP, 60GPM with added SWG system, Water Tech Pool Blaster Max Vac. (Iron in faucet water)

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