This guide is part 9 of a series of guides on what you need to know when installing an Oval Above Ground (AG) Pool. It shows you how to install a Skimmer and Return Port on the side of an Above Ground Pool. We suggest that you review the previous parts of this series before reading this section. Also, these instructions may vary according to your pool model so consult your owner's manual for any variations.
SECURE SKIMMER - Have another person place the Face Place on the inside of the Wall and when it is lined up with the hole, poke a screw into a corner hole of the Face Plate, through the liner and inside gasket, through the screw hole in the Wall, through the outside gasket and into the hole in the corner of the Skimmer. Repeat for the other three corners and firm up the screws. Use a hand screwdriver for this operation not a power drill. If you cross thread these screws into the Skimmer, you will not get a tight fit and the Skimmer will leak and corrode your pool Wall.
CONNECT TO PUMP - Connect the Skimmer to your Pool Pump using the flexible hose provided with the Pool Pump.
PRE-MOUNT RETURN PORT - Place the Inner Gasket onto the pipe of the Return Port. From the inside of the pool, push the end of the Return Port into the circular hole in the Wall. This will push a portion of the Liner outside the Wall. Cut an x to the threads of the Return Port. Do not cut further or you risk making the hole larger than the gaskets.
SECURE RETURN PORT - Push the pipe of the Return Port through the hole. Place the Outer Gasket on the pipe and secure the Return Port onto the Wall with the Retainer Nut. Uses channel lock pliers to firm up the Retainer Nut but do not over tighten.
CONNECT TO FILTER - Connect the Return Port to your Pool Filter using the flexible hose provided with the Filter.
ADD WATER - Finish filling your Pool so that the water level is half way up the Skimmer hole.
POOL INSTALL COMPLETE - Your Above Ground Oval Pool installation is complete. Place your pool ladder inside your pool and climb in! To return to the Overview, go to "How To Assemble an Above Ground Oval Pool - Overview".