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    chayne's Avatar
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    Pro Series skimmer conversion

    Hey All,
    I just ordered my new Intex sand filter and pump off of Amazon. I do have a question for you all. I know that there is a skimmer adapter that can be placed in the bottom of the skimmer. But that thing is like $15. I was wondering if i could just go to HD or Lowes and buy a 1.5" threaded coupling with the threads on one end and a slip on the other end. Put a lock ring on the inside of the skimmer and maybe a little silicone or gasket. Then just be able to use 1.5" pvc from there to the new pump and filter. What do you think?

    Just FYI this is the pump and sand filter I got: Amazon.com : Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 2100 GPH Pump Flow Rate, 110-120V with GFCI : Swimming Pool Sand Filters : Patio, Lawn Garden
    Charles
    Coleman 16'x48"
    Intex 2100 GPH pump & Sand filter, Intex Robot Vacuum
    Hayward Wide Mouth Skimmer
    TF-100 Test Kit Magnetic Speed Stirer

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    Re: Pro Series skimmer conversion

    Some intex stuff does work like that and some of the fitting are just not, they say 1.5 inch but it is actually metric chinese made and sometimes the 1,5 inch works and sometimes it does not... it will not hurt to try and if it does not work I think leslies has the adapter also..
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    Re: Pro Series skimmer conversion

    i am gonna give it a try before i buy that adapter. thank you for information about Leslies. cant hurt to give it a try when the pump gets here on Thursday.
    Charles
    Coleman 16'x48"
    Intex 2100 GPH pump & Sand filter, Intex Robot Vacuum
    Hayward Wide Mouth Skimmer
    TF-100 Test Kit Magnetic Speed Stirer

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