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How to Install an Intex Skimmer

By Amanda Maddox ; Updated September 21, 2017
Using a skimmer helps keep your pool water clean.

The Intex Surface Skimmer works with your Easy Set or Metal Frame pool pump and removes large debris, such as bugs, leaves and grass. According to the Intex website, the surface skimmer works in conjunction with filter pump models 633, 635 and 637 as well as the chlorine generator or filter pump model 8111. The skimmer cleans both saltwater and chlorine Intex pools when properly installed.

Remove the skimmer, basket and hose from the manufacture's box. Turn off the pool pump.

Place the hook attached to the skimmer bucket over the side of the pool. For metal-sided pools, tighten the hook by turning the plastic screws by hand.

Attach the surface skimmer hose to the bottom of the skimmer. Place the other end in the suction port of the pool pump. Tighten the clamps on each end, using a flathead screwdriver.

Place the skimmer basket in the top of the bucket. Turn the pump on and allow the water to circulate through the skimmer.


Things You Will Need

  • Flathead screwdriver


  • Make sure the air is purged from the system. This ensures the pump circulates the water properly.

About the Author


Amanda Maddox began writing professionally in 2007. Her work appears on various websites focusing on topics about medical billing, coding, real estate, insurance, accounting and business. Maddox has her insurance and real estate licenses and holds an Associate of Applied Science in accounting and business administration from Wallace State Community College.