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    Finally Plumbed

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    Hard Plumb of the skimmer to the pump with shutoff valve and union coupling in the event I need to disconnect the pump.
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    New Intex control valve and return, elected to keep the Intex hoses on this side.

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    Custom connector, end of Intex hose removed, then a pvc-elect adapter to connect to Intex Pump.

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    Homeade reducer from Summer Escapes skimmer after removing cheap aquarium pump and replacing with adapter from Amazon, to 1.5 inch PVC.

    The flow difference is incredible, the old Intex valves and hoses I was using on the skimmer were obstructing the flow, with the new return the water will shoot halfway across the surface of the pool. I should see much better filtering than I had last year.

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    2017-Intex Ultra Frame 16x48 5000 Gallons
    Intex 2800GPH Pump with 14" Intex Sand Filter
    My Intex Pool Setup Video :Intex pool rises from the ashes - installing and leveling - EP-72 - YouTube

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    Re: Finally Plumbed

    Nice job.

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    Re: Finally Plumbed

    Quote Originally Posted by mikepier View Post
    Nice job.
    x2!!
    Chas & Cheryl (first-time, second-year pool owners)
    Radiant Metric Oval AGP 16'x32'x52"; Pentair: Clean&Clear 150 Cartridge, OptiFlo 1.5 Hp 2-spd, and 320C Feeder (all mounted below water level); Taylor K-2006 & SpeedStir; Maytronics Dolphin E10 (aka Einstein)
    installation pics (2015-2016)

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    Re: Finally Plumbed

    Nice job - isn't hard plumbed so much better?
    One thing you might want eventually is a 2nd outlet. So if the skimmer gets clogged or the water is too low for it, the 2nd outlet allows the pump to continue to run without drawing air.
    Intex 12'x24'x52"
    8,403 gallons
    Intex SF60110 2450 GPH Sand Filter
    Intex CS8110 SWG
    Aquabot AJET121I Pool Rover S20-40

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    Re: Finally Plumbed

    that looks like exactly what i did with mine this weekend. the only difference was i did not use the skimmer adapter. i just cut the bottom out of the skimmer. yours probably working better than mine. i have a slight leak in the bottom of the skimmer. i have a drop of water every 3-5 seconds. wished i would have just used the skimmer adapter.
    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: Finally Plumbed

    Chayne, yeah no regrets on the skimmer adapter, I nearly did what you did until someone pointed me to the adapter on Amazon.
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    2017-Intex Ultra Frame 16x48 5000 Gallons
    Intex 2800GPH Pump with 14" Intex Sand Filter
    My Intex Pool Setup Video :Intex pool rises from the ashes - installing and leveling - EP-72 - YouTube

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    Re: Finally Plumbed

    Very nice!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Finally Plumbed

    Great job.... all you need to do now is get rid of those intex hoses and intex shut off valve,,,, both have serious flow restrictions..... you wont be sorry,,,, when i did mine i stood there in amazement at the difference for ages until my wife snapped me out of it and told me to get back to my chores,,,,lol...... happy plumbing. ..

    intex ultra frame round pool 6831g totally hard plumbed with hayward variable speed pump and jandy cs150 cartridge filter... plus a solar heating roof system with a .75 onga pump and 24" sand filter.

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    Re: Finally Plumbed

    Awesome work... I will be hard plumbing mine on Monday and have been doing tons of research for ideas.

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