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Thread: Help with Intex Skimmer

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    Join Date
    Jun 2007
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    Alabama
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    Help with Intex Skimmer

    I have a Intex 18 x 4 Intex(Inflatable), and need to know the "catch" to keeping the skimmer stationary, I am constantly checking to make sure that it is not floating above the water and sucking air. The ring inflates in the day, and deflates at night, and the mornings are the worst. I have put things in to weight it down but that doesn't help. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    24/7 Super Granny

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    Re: Help with Intex Skimmer

    What are you using to weigh down the basket? We had the same problem, and found it took quite a bit of weight to hold down the basket. We use a fist-sized rock (or a little bigger...it fits down into the basket with just a bit of room to spare). Also, there seems to be a "sweet spot" where you put the skimmer in relation to the valve...move it around along the inflatable ring to find where it sits the best.
    Nikki in IL
    18'x33'x52" AGP, 1.5hp Hayward pump, 200# Hayward sand filter, Aqua-Trol SWG
    "Intex graduate" from a 5400 gal, 18'x48" Intex quick set, crystal clear everyday (with the original Intex equip)for 3 seasons thanks to TFP and BBB

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    Re: Help with Intex Skimmer

    Can you run the skimmer with the pool cover on? I am thinking no but am not sure.

    I have the pool covered most of the time and only use the skimmer when I take the cover off.

    Dave
    Intex Easy Set 18' x 42" AG
    5400 gal
    Intex Krystal Clear Model 635 pump, 1500 gph
    Type "A" cartridge filter

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    Re: Help with Intex Skimmer

    Honestly I had the same problem. Someone suggested the rock and i couldn't see putting a rock in the pool, so I bought golf club weights which are encased in plastic. I placed them in the skimmer. However, when I was cleaning out the basket I dropped the weights into the pool and it is 64* right now, so I won't be in it any time soon. I did grab a rock about fist size and placed it in the basket and can say that the basket is staying where it should be and I don't feel uncomfortable at all about the rock in there. It was/is a very good suggestion.
    18x48 Intex Blow Up (Walmart Bag); Intex Krystal Clear Model 633 Filter Pump; 7600 Gal.

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