My Family & I live in East, Tennessee. This is our 2nd summer with this pool. Love the Saltwater for sure! Have a 12x20 Intex soft side poolside water pool. Dont have as much suction as a skimmer on our old hard side pool. Was looking to see if anyone had cut and added a regular skimmer to their soft side, and apparently they have! Hope to learn and share with the rest of you!