Newb to the forum here - we've had an Intex Easy Set AGP for about 3 summers. It is the 16x3.5 bladder-type, and works well for the kids until they get a lot bigger and we find a house with a much larger back yard.
At the end of last summer I finally got tired of the tiny filter pump it came with and purchased a Model 633 pump, with all the adapters. Set that thing up this year, and I have been screwing with it since.
The adapters won't seal tightly on the inlet/outlets that are on the pool. The pool has 1-1/4" inlet/outlet pipes, the pump needs 1-1/2", so we have these http://www.amazon.com/Conversion-Ada.../dp/B000RSICZU.
One of the comments on Amazon discusses exactly the problem I am having - the adapters just don't seal properly. After a minute or two of running perfectly, they start sucking air, drastically reducing the output of the pump. I've tried silicon, plumber's grease, teflon.... nothing helps. So, the reviewer states that he cut the existing inlet/outlet pipes off and just used the ones that came with the larger pump: http://www.amazon.com/Conversion-Ada...rBy=addTwoStar
My concern with this is that it is a rather permanent step - once I cut those out, I am committed, so I want to be sure that I didn't miss a crucial post somewhere here... I did search, but couldn't find anything.
Thoughts on the matter? I really don't want to go back to the little pump, but the big one is just not working as it should.
Thanks for your input.