Ok, so.. I'm new.. so please bare with my newbie-ness..
I just installed the hayward in wall skimmer.... and WHEW.. that was intense, lol. But so rewarding when there was ZERO leaks. I now feel like I can conquer the world...
So on I go. I want to install the hayward eyeball that came with the skimmer. And I have a few questions. I don't really want to hard plumb right now. And would prefer to use the 1.5 intex hoses that I purchased. Since this is a 15 ft pool is has the 1.25 hose inlets. Right now I have the original suction holes closed off. The skimmer running on the 1.5 hose. And the return running on a 1.25 hose with the original dinky outlet nozzle which I hate...
Here's what I would like to do.
1. Cut return to fit hayward eyeball, but I need to know what I need to hook it to a intex 1.5 hose. And the intex plunger. Or, I wouldn't be opposed to the ball valve I've seen people use. ( I found them at Lowe's, and they seemed really heavy? Are those not the same? ) I would need to know the parts needed to do that?
2. I, think, making one of the original suction inlets may help draw the water to the skimmer more, so, I'm open to that. It's a 1.25 opening.. how would I make that tie into the skimmer connection? And be able to close 1 off if I decided I needed more suction from the skimmer?
3. I have the intex robot, and love it. So, I need to know what I would need to rig up to get that to connect to the intex eyeball. OR, use the other former suction port as a designated vacuum port. This vac doesn't work on suction, it works on the return end, for those who aren't aware. I was suprised at this, but it really works awesome... I just need to figure it all out. And I think I get a plan, then I go look at the pool, and draw a blank. Lol
I also think I have to create a "signature"? But haven't yet, so... my pool details are as follows.
15x48 intex ultra frame
2500 gal per hour intex filter
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