Hello folks - I want hard plumb my intex 18' round x 52" AGP and use 1.5" pvc. I just upgraded to an intex 3,000 gph intex pump/sand filter. It appears that a standard 2" pvc female threaded to slip fitting will screw right onto the "out" port on the intex pump (see pics attached). I'm guessing the male threads of the pump and female threads of the 2" fitting would need a heavy dose of rector seal pipe sealant.
This fitting could then be followed by a 2" to 1.5" slip reducer and I'm off and running.
Is there any reason why the above approach wouldn't work? It seems like most folks are using the electrical box connector and threaded intex ring connection for this mod.
Any and all thoughts appreciated; want to get this right the first time.