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    skimmer install on intex ultra frame

    hello everyone, i'm installing a thru the wall skimmer on my intex ultra frame pool 16x48 and need some clarification on a couple of things. first, what do i do with the outlet connection since i will have the skimmer hose going to the inlet on the pump and second if i need to apply silicone to the skimmer to help with any leaks that might occur, where would i need to put the silicone, on the inside or outside of the pool wall and between the gasket or skimmer body itself. i'm new to this pool stuff so i could use any advice i can get. thanks for your help!
    18x52'' intex AGP, 6981 gal, 2650 intex sand filter,
    thru wall skimmer, SWG, 52'' 20G overlap liner, intex pool light

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    Re: skimmer install on intex ultra frame

    Welcome aboard!
    I am planning on doing the same thing as soon as I setup my pool (still too cold here).
    The way I look at the gasket/silicon, the gasket sandwiches the fabric of the pool, so that is where I would put the silicon on the inside between the gasket and fabric.
    For some additional info:
    wall-mount-skimmer-on-intex-pool-t16418.html
    soft-sided-skimmer-options-t14766.html
    Mike
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    Re: skimmer install on intex ultra frame

    thanks for the reply. but what about the outlet, do i just leave it plugged?
    18x52'' intex AGP, 6981 gal, 2650 intex sand filter,
    thru wall skimmer, SWG, 52'' 20G overlap liner, intex pool light

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    Re: skimmer install on intex ultra frame

    Sorry, missed that part, I am planning on hooking up the old outlet along with the skimmer I will install a valve on the outlet. That way I will have two outlets. I am also installing an additional inlet. Most likely this is overboard but it is fun!!
    For those that have installed a standard skimmer did you reinforce the fabric with anything?
    Intex Ultra 18' x 52" AG 6,981 Gal.
    3 - 2'x20' solar panels
    Hayward XStream 1500 Cart Filter
    Hayward 1-1/2 HP 2-speed Superpump
    Aquabot Pool Rover
    2-Softub 300 hot tubs (yup just got one for the lake)
    TF Test Kit Doing the BBB for 7 years
    Medota Heights,Minnesota

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