Above Ground Skimmer Installation
The pool should be 1/2 to 3/4 full of water before installing the skimmer. Use a small screwdriver or one of the skimmer screws to poke through one of the screw holes near the top of the pool wall. Put a screw through the faceplate and from the inside of the pool push it through the screw hole. Hold the skimmer box on the outside of the pool and with a larger screwdriver attach the screw to the skimmer box. Repeat the step until all screws are in. Then cut out the opening in the liner inside the faceplate.
Note: Do not cut any openings or holes in liner if you are not satisfied with how the liner fits.