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Thread: Intex 32x16x52 Through Wall Skimmer Question

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    Intex 32x16x52 Through Wall Skimmer Question

    I have finally decided to upgrade the Intex sand filter and pump that came with our pool to a Heyward model. I will also be adding a through wall skimmer and PVC plumbing. I have researched and seen this successfully completed many times but there is one specific issue I have not been able to find an answer for. When installing the through wall skimmer, what should I do with the existing two skimmer holes in the wall? The current "skimmers" just poke through the grommet in the wall and a hose is clamped to them. Is there a way to plug these or is there an adaptor to create additional skimming? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Intex 32x16x52 Through Wall Skimmer Question

    I know I've read a bunch about this. You can start here: My 18x52 Intex Ultra Build - Mods: skimmer, inlets,outlets, return-PVC Diagrams/Video

    I know there are a bunch of threads in Above Ground Pools You'll need to hunt. Start with the sticky thread on top with links for Intex owners.
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