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Thread: Can I UPGRADE my intake valves?

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    Can I UPGRADE my intake valves?

    Hello!

    Changing my filter every day is THE BIGGEST HASSLE ever! My above-ground Coleman 18'x48" vinyl pool has 2 intake valves that are little non-threaded 1 1/4" openings. I have to loosen the clamp on the outside, then stick my arm way down inside, twist and turn to pull the strainer out, then put a little rubber plug in the hole to stop the water.

    My return valve, on the other hand, is a fantastic drop valve with a simple twist ON/OFF top to open and close the valve. It's a larger diameter however than the B valve openings. Is there anyway to upgrade the B intake valves to be like the A return valve and make my chore 90% quicker and 100% more convenient?!!?!

    Thanks!
    -Tina







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    Re: Can I UPGRADE my intake valves?

    I have the same pool.. see my posts in this thread: Side Wall Skimmer With Dual Inlet Liner
    Under Construction - Coleman 18' x 48" Above Ground Pool (6200 gal)
    Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump, 14", 2800 GPH
    Sioux City, IA

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    Re: Can I UPGRADE my intake valves?

    fyi, if you raise the pump above the water level you can open it and no water will run out.....
    22' x 52" Intex UltraFrame ABG, 10,500 gallons
    using TF-100 test kit
    Krystal Klear 633T Filter Type B pump - 2,500 GPH
    Intex wall-mount surface skimmer

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    Re: Can I UPGRADE my intake valves?

    Quote Originally Posted by tamaralemus View Post
    fyi, if you raise the pump above the water level you can open it and no water will run out.....
    Didn't even think about that!!!!
    Good idea! Thanks!



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    Re: Can I UPGRADE my intake valves?

    Quote Originally Posted by cubsno1 View Post
    I have the same pool.. see my posts in this thread: Side Wall Skimmer With Dual Inlet Liner
    Awesome! Thanks for all the info!



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    Re: Can I UPGRADE my intake valves?

    I've been searching for hours for info on this issue. I have the exact same coleman pool with the 2 smaller B inlets and nothing to screw anything into them.

    I bought an intex skimmer and and intex vacuum kit but I can't attach them because there is nothing to screw anything into. They connect perfectly to the larger A valve where water goes into the pool, but that isn't where I need them.

    There is water in the pool already so I'm not sure what to do...

    Any advice at all would be incredibly appreciated!!!!!

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