Plugging 2nd intake on Intex pool

WagonQueen

Active member
Jun 29, 2014
35
Pittsburgh pa
We had a 2014 intex with a single intake. I kept the intake and output pieces for it from the liner when we got rid of it (I have no idea why - nostalgia?) I have seen people mention plugging one or both of the intakes on the new design pool. What do you plug it with?? Am I understanding correctly that they are smaller than the old design, so we can't just stick one of those gray shut off valves there?

I'd really like to install a thru the wall skimmer but am having a hard time understanding how everything works. How do you plug the extra holes???
 
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Mickelin

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Jun 3, 2015
275
Stockholm, Sweden
No need to plug the holes. The more holes, the better the flow. I installed skimmer in parallell with one intake. Added a second return and hooked up a separate pump used to drive the cleaning robot.
 

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Blacklisted

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Sep 10, 2013
199
El Cajon CA
If you have the old valves with the wall fittings you can put those in where the smaller ports are and use one, both or none with the in wall skimmer.
I used the standard thru wall fittings and just capped them off for now on my pool.

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Sep 10, 2013
199
El Cajon CA
But what are they capped off with? Sorry if this sounds dense and the answer is obvious.
If you have the old full size through wall fittings they should have the shutoff like the one on the left side of my pic that goes back into the pool. If you don't have them you can use the standard through the wall fittings like linked above and use this PLUG to cap it off. That is what I used on both sides of the skimmer in my above pic.