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Thread: Is there a way to add a skimmer to an Intex pool?

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    Is there a way to add a skimmer to an Intex pool?

    I am wanting to put a skimmer box in my intex pool, is there anyway of doing this? or am I totally crazy?

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    18ft x 48in Round Intex Ultra frame. 6,700 gallons.

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    Re: Is there a way to add a skimmer to an Intex pool?

    yes...try google search

    here is one on amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/Intex-Pool-Sur.../dp/B000ICZDVQ
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    Re: Is there a way to add a skimmer to an Intex pool?

    You can also buy a normal AG skimmer and cut a hole in the liner and put one in. A couple of people here have done it. Do a search on the site and you might be able to find the threads.

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    Re: Is there a way to add a skimmer to an Intex pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by launboy
    You can also buy a normal AG skimmer and cut a hole in the liner and put one in.
    Yes, you can do that on the Intex Metal Frame pools, but don't try it on an Easy Set or Oval Frame pool! They have inflatable rings around the top that get in the way and nothing solid to mount the skimmer to.
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    Re: Is there a way to add a skimmer to an Intex pool?

    Here is one thread:
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/abg-p...ngs-t9502.html
    Here is another:
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/soft-...ns-t14766.html
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    Re: Is there a way to add a skimmer to an Intex pool?

    That filter probably isn't pulling water in fast enough for a skimmer to work.

    Intex does sell a skimmer kit.

    http://intexstore.com/ProductDetails.as ... ductID=304
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