Through Wall Skimmer on New Intex Style (Coleman) Pool


New member
Apr 25, 2020
Mid Indiana
Hi All,
We are getting ready to set up our first pool and I've been doing some research on the forums. I decided that I wanted to add a through-wall skimmer right off the bat. I've found numerous threads on the install process, but none answered a question I had. Currently, my pool is still in the box. Is it alright to install the through-wall skimmer before ever adding water to the pool? All threads I found had the pool previously used before installing the skimmer. I'm not sure if the pool wall needs to do any type of stretching from the water before doing this mod, or if I could do it right off the bat.



Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2009
Houston, Texas
Hi, welcome to TFP! The pool will be kind of rickety without water in it. Fill the pool at least 1/2 way to give it some stability before installing the skimmer.