So I ran across some Intex solar heat mats at good ole wally world the other day. Figured for $7 a piece why not. Picked up three of them. The plans were to hang them off the side of the deck vertically so they get all the afternoon sun. That part worked out pretty good. I'll probably make a folding platform over the winter for next season so I can get the morning sun as well without killing the lawn. Where this little science experiment started going wrong was the hard piping. Needless to say well over double what I have in the mats I have in PVC. I've got drips at my main connections to boot (off the SWG and at the Intex flex hose, both are very slow maybe 10 drips an hour). After hours of google and TFP searching I've found what I need to make the SWG connection water tight but to keep the Intex hose I haven't really found anything that suits my needs. The only thing I've found is the 40mm to 1 1/2 adapters online. Has anyone found a way to keep the Intex hose and still get a water tight seal to PVC from a local store? The flex hose is a must, the kids get the pool rocking pretty good by splashing and jumping in, so I think hard piping 100% is out of the question, I think there would be to much stress on the liner and pipes.
Thanks in advance.