Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Advice needed: Hard plumb AGP - molded hosebarbs

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Solon, Iowa

    Advice needed: Hard plumb AGP - molded hosebarbs

    I'm installing my solar panels and want to convert my 1 1/2 flex hose to 2 inch sch. 40 (all the plumbing parts that came with the panels - four 4X12 Fafco - are 2 inch). My skimmer outlet and return both use molded hosebarb-type connections (Lomart pool). Any advice on how to connect to these? I can always use a short length of hose with hose clamps, and a threaded hosebarb to mate to the appropriate sch. 40 female threaded fitting. That just doesn't seem too elegant (those hosebarb fittings just don't seem reliable). Short of replacing the skimmer and return, is there anything else that might work?


    15X30 AGP, Lomart beaded liner;
    1.5 HP Sta-Rite pump with 21 inch sand filter (Zeobrite media)
    Mineral Springs (Aquatrol) SWCG, Rigid PVC plumbing, 2 inch
    Four 4X12 Techno-Solis solar panels, rack mounted, Goldline Solar Controller

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Re: Advice needed: Hard plumb AGP - molded hosebarbs

    I used a rubber band DWV repair coupling. I actually bought a 2 inch to 1.5 inch reducer and went above the barb and clamped right to the body of the skimmer then to the PVC pipe. I did 1.5 inch pipe so you maybe able to use a 2 inch coupling. I have done this for two seasons with no issues.
    Patriot Arcadia 15' round 52". Pentair Clean and Clear 100 sqft Cartridge filter, 1HP Optiflow pump, Goldline Aquatrol SWG. 2 - 4'x20' solar panels roof mounted. All rigid PVC plumbing. Resin Solar reel with 8mil Thermo-tex solar cover. 14 x 12 deck.

    Ovation 15'x24'x52'' AG. Pentair System 3 150 SQ foot cartridge filter, 1 1/2 HP pump.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts