I would like to show everyone that has an Intex Pool or Intex SWG that wants to hard plumb the pool to the pump or just want to add the Intex SWG to their existing plumbing. I know there has been alot of adapters shown on this forum. Some have been good and some not so good. This adapter uses NO PVC hoses, NO pipe clamps and starts off as a PVC fitting. I myself have built adapters that uses PVC hoses and pipe clamps. They work ok but I wanted to limit the amount of connections that could have a possible leak. Example: Intex adapter to PVC hose held together by a pipe clamp then to a 1 1/4" PVC pipe that is also held together by a pipe clamp. That set up has the possiblity of leaking in 2 places. I didn't want that. My new adapter has illiminated those 2 possible leaks. Lets get started.
*This adapter will require some handy skill with a dremal. Cutting disc and sanding drum is required.*
My adapter starts off as a 2" to 1 1/4" reducing bushing.
As you can see in the picture below the bushing has 2 rings separated by 6 little connectors. The inner ring is the 1 1/4" side of the bushing.
The picture below shows the other side of the bushing.
Here is the same bushing as the above picture with the raised sides ground down by a dremal. There now a flat surface all the way accross.
Here is the top of the bushing with the outer ring cut off. You can see the new adapter taking shape.
New adapter and Bushing Top & Bottom:
This picture shows a 2" to 1 1/4" bushing and the same bushing modified into the new adapter.
Intex Adapter and Modified PVC Bushing:
Here is a picture of the Intex adapter and my new modified bushing. You can now see where I'm going with this modification. The modified bushing gives me the same connection to the Intex equipment but it starts out as a standard 1 1/4" fitting so there is no need to use a pipe clamp and hose.
Picture of Intex Adapter and New Adapter with the Intex Hose Nuts:
You can see the Nut doesn't go all the way down to the counter so you have to just take a little off of the lip to get the new adapter to seat correctly in the nut.
New Finished Adapter and parts used to make it:
The new adapter is to the far left and the parts used to make the adapter are shown also. 1 1/4" pipe about 2" long, 1 1/2" to 1 1/4" reducing bushing and a 1 1/5" pipe coupling.
2 New Adapters and Nuts:
You can see there are different Nuts in this picture that in the previous pictures. That is because once the 1 1/2" coupling was added the adapter is to bigg for the other nut to fit. To fix this problem I used the Nuts that are part of the plunger valves that come with the pools. The nuts are the same size and can be taken apart. Itook 2 apart and put them back together on my new adapter.
New section made with my new adapters to go from my pump to the filter. You can now see the adapters connected without any hoses or pipe clamps.
Old Hose Adapter:
I hope this modification helps all of the Intex owners out there. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.