This guide is Part 6 of a series on installing a basic steel Above Ground Pool. It shows you how to install a Skimmer on the side of an Above Ground Pool We assume that you have completed Part 5 - Installing the Top Rails. These instructions may vary according to your pool model so consult your owner's manual for any variations.
The pool currently has 3" of water on the floor. Continue filling the pool until the water level is about 4" from the bottom of the rectangular Skimmer hole at the top of the Wall. If you mount the Skimmer before filling the pool to this level, the weight of the Skimmer will buckle the Wall under the Skimmer hole.
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 the Skimmer to your Pool Pump using the flexible hose provided with the Pool Pump.