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Yes you can, it will void your warranty on the pool wall, but it can be done. Make a template from the existing skimmer hole so you can cut in the new hole. After the liner is removed simply duct tape a piece of galvanized sheet metal, paint the cut edges as to prevent rust, ofer the holes for the skimmer and return. Make sure the sheet metal is at least 6"-10" past the existing holes. The Duct Tape only holds the metal in place and protects the liner from sharp edges.

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Q: When you replace the liner on your above ground pool can you cover up the holes for the return and skimmer and put the holes somewhere else on the pool wall?
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