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    Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    I just bought this pool and set it up.

    Summer Waves 18 Round Metal Frame Above Ground Swimming Pool with Deluxe Accessory Set - Walmart.com

    I also bought this pump to replace the tiny pump that came with it.

    INTEX Krystal Clear 2800 GPH Above Ground Swimming Pool Sand Filter Pump 28647EG - Walmart.com

    I cannot figure out for the life of me which adapters I can get to connect the intex hose to the cheap skimmer pump. Any suggestions?
    Summer Waves 18' x 48" Round Metal Frame Above Ground Swimming Pool with Deluxe Accessory Set


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    Re: Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    Welcome to TFP, we are right down the road, well kind of, Elgin, OK

    your in a pickle, if it were me I would hard pipe it but I do not know if your up to that... Leslies has some adapters, could you take the hose and a picture of what you need and see if they have something, that is the best I can think of to get you going..
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    Re: Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    I've seen that online, but it does not seem to look like it will work for me. This may be for the older model? I'm not sure but I can't seem to figure out how that would work...
    Summer Waves 18' x 48" Round Metal Frame Above Ground Swimming Pool with Deluxe Accessory Set


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    Re: Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    I'm having the same issue, I need the pipe that comes out of the side of the skimmer to connect to the bigger pipe on the pump but it seems the adapters that came with it wont work

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    Re: Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    I can help you out and you may be able to help me out.

    Their is an adapter you install and I have used that I got from Amazon.

    Amazon.com : Intex Pump Threaded Filter Hose Conversion Kit : Swimming Pool Pump Parts : Patio, Lawn Garden

    Funny thing is I went to the pool store and they had it on the shelf. DOH.

    I have a question for you.

    I bought a Intex 18 foot pool which I have not opened. Than I see I can get a summer waves locally with the skimmer.

    My question is does anybody know how exactly the new pump system is located and can it be removed?

    I had a summer waves 14 that I am retiring and the skimmer setup is different.

    Reason I ask is I have an Intex saltwater filter system I used with the 14 with an adapter and the picture I see on Walmart shows a totally different skimmer design.

    A pic would be most helpful and thank you.

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    Re: Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    You need this:

    Amazon.com : Intex Pump Threaded Filter Hose Conversion Kit : Swimming Pool Pump Parts : Patio, Lawn Garden

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    I also have a question.

    I had a summer escapes last year and loved the skimmer
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    The newer summer waves pool has a different pump design and I am wondering is it possible to bypass the pump?

    I have an Intex salt water system with sand filter and am no longer sure it will work with the new design.

    On the old design you could remove the pump and use an adapter.

    Below is the new design.

    HG-016806_1024x1024.jpg I dont want to run it through the pump at all and am hoping I can remove it and am not sure.
    If anybody can take a pic or two of the skimmer parts that would be awesome.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    I wonder if a standard Hayward skimmer would work in place of the summer waves/escapes skimmer? If so then the change to the new pump/filter would be a lot easier.
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    Re: Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    Here is what I did, I went to Lowes and I am sure home depot has the same connector and bought a barbed connector. I used the hose that came with the summer waves pool pump and hooked it to the skimmer and then on the other end inserted this barbed connector (In the picture) into the the hose. Then I put the hose adapter that came with my pump (also shown) on to the other side of the barbed connector and hooked it into the pump hose. I drew a cheesy diagram of what I did and I can send a picture when I get home if you need! The best part is it cost me only 2 bucks!
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    Re: Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    Here is what I did and the pump should have come with the rubber circular piece to close up the bottom of the pump as shown.
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    Re: Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    So the water stopper will not seal so you have to leave the original motor in the skimmer but I just cut the cord off and took out the motor blades!

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    Re: Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    Will your setup be fine with a 2800 gph intex sand filter as far as water flow through the skimmer pump motor and 1 1/4 hose? I have both the summer waves elite and intex pool in box. Not sure which I want to keep. I love the idea of the skimmer on summer waves and the intex with the dual suction outlets are also a problem with my sand pump.

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    Re: Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    Im not sure about the 2800gph but I have a 1500gph intex with chlorinator and on the picture it shows the original tubing connected to a plunger so I think it can run through the 1 1/4. When I removed the motor blade it pretty much made a straight through outlet so I'm not too worried about that either. I won't be putting the pool up till next week due to ground prep but we will see how it goes

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    Re: Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    Please let us know how it goes @idahobandles. I have the same setup! TIA.

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    Re: Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    I decided to get a 30 dollar hayward skimmer as @jasnovanorder was talking about because I just wanted to do it right! It works amazingly!!!! ill probably just sell my other pump for 30 or 50 bucks to cover the cost! The only thing about the hayward is that the standard intex hoses won't screw right on to the bottom but they send an adapter that fits in the intex hose and then I added a hose clamp to secure... I would post pictures but this site always says they are too big so if you want pics send me your email and ill get them to you! The link to the skimmer I got is...

    Hayward SP1091LX Above Ground Dyna Skim Swimming Pool Skimmer 1 5 Complete | eBay

    it even comes with the water directional output and vacuum connector however I did not use the output as I put in a valve and used a bigger one! Good luck!

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    Re: Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    Im sure the other pump the way i had it would have worked but I just wanted to do it right!

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    Re: Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    I just came across this posting and exactly my issue.

    The NEW Summer Waves come with this new canister and submerged pump. I'm guessing unless you pull the impeller out and unplug the little pump, you would have to get the Heyward Skimmer listed above. I'm thinking like Idaho did, the Heyward is probably best route too.

    Did you have to do any other modifications to the skimmer pool liner opening to get the new one to fit ?

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    Re: Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    I am hoping to hear an answer. We just put our pool up this weekend and am concerned about the pump that came with it

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    Re: Help! Adding Intex Sand Pump to Polygroup Summer Waves Pool

    I have done endless amounts of research because I plan to buy a summer waves pool and convert it.... I'm so glad I jay stumbled across this thread! I would have order so much stuff that I didn't need! I'm getting a 14'x42" pro series, 2800 gph intex sand filter, and the intex saltwater system with EOC.... So if I get the skimmer listed above am I all set? This is all started to run together! My brain hurts! 😳😳

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