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?