Hard Plumb of the skimmer to the pump with shutoff valve and union coupling in the event I need to disconnect the pump.
New Intex control valve and return, elected to keep the Intex hoses on this side.
Custom connector, end of Intex hose removed, then a pvc-elect adapter to connect to Intex Pump.
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.