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    Proper Hose for Backwashing an Intex?

    I have an Intex Ultra Frame with the sand filter and pump combo. For other owners of something similar, what hose or setup do you use when backwashing? I have a black hose with an end that fits inside the outlet but due to the water pressure I have to hold onto it the entire time. There MUST be something better. Help please!

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    Re: Proper Hose for Backwashing an Intex?

    I can't remember if my sand pump came with a hose specific for back washing or not. But since I already had the correct hoses with the pool, I used one of the extra hoses I didn't need that came with the pump to backwash. (Bought the pump after the pool) if I hadn't given the extra hoses to someone else, I'd offer them to you!
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    Re: Proper Hose for Backwashing an Intex?

    Quote Originally Posted by PJBear View Post
    I have an Intex Ultra Frame with the sand filter and pump combo. For other owners of something similar, what hose or setup do you use when backwashing? I have a black hose with an end that fits inside the outlet but due to the water pressure I have to hold onto it the entire time. There MUST be something better. Help please!

    Thanks,
    PJ
    I have this same setup and just figured out something that works. I took the white hose that you use to backwash and that connects to the inlets and took my vacuum hose to True Value and they found me a piece that fits securely in both. Now I just close the inlet hose, unscrew it and pop on the hose connected to the vacuum hose and turn the pump on. I get great suction and it works like a charm.

    As far as the hoses, the filter should have come with one to use for backwashing, if not you can order them, they are pretty cheap I think.
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    Re: Proper Hose for Backwashing an Intex?

    I just use the cheap flat style blue backwash hose, slips over the fitting and I put a zip tie to hold it on.
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    Re: Proper Hose for Backwashing an Intex?

    I don't use anything. I just let it come out the waste port and water my lawn.
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    Re: Proper Hose for Backwashing an Intex?

    I made a fitting using the nut off of an old Intex hose. Kind of like what people use to hard plumb the lines. THIS THREAD HAS PICS. So here are the parts I used. CANTEX ADAPTER, 90 DEG ELBOW, and a short piece of 1 1/4" PVC to connect it together. Then I used a hose clamp to tighten the 1 1/2" BACKWASH HOSE to the male end of the 90* fitting. I hope this makes sense, I will try to take a picture of what I have to post.
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    Re: Proper Hose for Backwashing an Intex?

    I had one of those intex reducer pieces that can screw on to the backwash port. I used a hose clamp to attach one of those long blue back wash hoses to the reducer and water the surrounding trees.
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    Re: Proper Hose for Backwashing an Intex?

    Thanks everyone! Lots of great ideas. I will go out an purchase a backwash hose and either use a hose clamp or a zip-tie. I think I can rig something up using your ideas.

    PAGirl, thanks for the almost hose. You are so sweet!

    Hope everyone gets lots of swimming in this weekend!

    PJ
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    Re: Proper Hose for Backwashing an Intex?

    I just bought 2 replacement intex hoses, joined them together with a 1.5" coupler since I needed a longer length and use that. URL:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ATHFLA
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