I upgraded from the Intex 1000gph pump that came with my pool to a 2500gph. It came with the adapters so I could connect it to the smaller connectors on the 16ft & smaller Intex pools and that is how I had it hooked up for a total of 3 days.
Today I finally decided to cut the pool so I could put in the larger through the wall fittings for the strainer & return that came with the pump. I thought it would be nice to have an adjustable return jet.
I used the tip given by comawhite12 about using a bowl inside the pool to cover the existing fittings so I wouldnt lose a lot of water.
I was extremely nervous taking a blade to a perfectly good pool, but all worked out in the end.
Thank you comawhite for walking me through the steps.