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    Thru-wall Skimmer Question

    Ok, so what is the consensus on having the pool filled or not when installing a thru the wall skimmer? My pool is completely full and I've seen posts that say the water will put too much strain on the liner when I make the cut and I've also read that having water in the pool takes the slack out of the liner and is a good thing. So which one is it?
    18' x 48" Round AGP. Intex 2650 Sand Filter/Pump. Intex SWG

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    Re: Thru-wall Skimmer Question

    Read the Intex threads around here and you'll see it being done both ways. I personally think doing it filled would be better.
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    SW Ohio

    Re: Thru-wall Skimmer Question

    i just put a skimmer in mine yesterday with my pool full and no problems i did not lose a pint of water and it is better to have the pool full because the liner is stretched. when you install it make sure it is level and start at the top corners and then the bottom corners and then the rest of the screws, once everything is tight and no water leaks from around the screws make all connections of the hoses and then CAREFULLY cut out the center of the skimmer and remember a gasket on the inside and one on the outside...Mike
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
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    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
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    Sutter County, CA

    Re: Thru-wall Skimmer Question

    I did mine when the water was about 4" below the bottom of my cutout. For me I felt it was easier with it mostly full as I knew the liner was stretched at that point and the hole was morelikely to be the right size and right where I wanted it.
    Intex 15'x48" Metal Frame Pool with a Hydrotools Wide Mount through wall skimmer installed. Intex 2650 Sand Filter and Intex SWG with copper plate unplugged.

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