When I vacuum my pool, I slip the flexible cuff of a 1-1/4" vacuum hose into this Intex adapter:
That is the adapter that came with the deluxe skimmer. The problem is that I have a hard time disconnecting the skimmer hose without collapsing it. I would like to design something that will slide on and off easier. The skimmer hose is 1-1/2" and the vacuum hose is 1-1/4". This Intex adapter
will accommodate both hoses, but I don't know how to connect it to the first adapter. I think the second adapter needs to connect to 2" MPT. A standard PVC 1-1/4" slip coupling fits really well over the first adapter, but looking online I have not been able to find a 2" MPT x 1-1/4" slip coupling. Is that something Ace, Lowes or Home Depot would likely have? If not, what is the best way to bridge the gap? Thanks!