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    I want to hard plumb my 18' intex pool

    HI, I want to hard plumb my 18' intex pool. I hate the plunger valves. My husband is heading to the hardware store shortly. My question is, where the plunger valvers screw into the pool..what do i do here to take the plunger valves away all together. I've had my pool for going 5 seasons and every year either the o ring or the coller or the plunger itself has a crack or leak and it takes me forever to order the part..not to mention in the mean time my pool turns into a swamp. I've looked and looked to see what sizes we would need to make this happen. Maybe im looking in the wrong place, so if anyone can steer me in the direction I need to go that would be great..
    We bought a Hayward 1.5 hp sand filter right away because my friend went through the dreaded horror of the lousey intex filters.
    Please help..My kids are driving me nuts to get the pool going.

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    Re: I want to hard plumb my 18' intex pool

    Welcome to TFP!

    Please check out this topic on Intex pools. There are many threads about upgrading the Intex pools.

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/usefu...rs-t29612.html

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: I want to hard plumb my 18' intex pool

    Hi I am new to this site and I have a 18 x 48 intex pool with a 1600 intex sand filter and I was tring to figure out what size 90 to use for my suction and return valves because they measure from the inside 2 1/2 but people say they used 1 1/2 90 how did they do that

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    Re: I want to hard plumb my 18' intex pool

    i used the 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc it is real simple the pipe goes inside the elbow....do a search on my build thread it is called (another hard plumbed intex)
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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    Re: I want to hard plumb my 18' intex pool

    But how did you get the elbow to fit the pool

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    Re: I want to hard plumb my 18' intex pool

    i will post pics tomar
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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    Re: I want to hard plumb my 18' intex pool

    Ok thanks a lot

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    Re: I want to hard plumb my 18' intex pool

    @Ardylee,

    Here's some example pics I put online for another person here. I gathered my inspiration from the pics that fast1971chevelle posted online, and practically mirrored my plumbing after his.

    http://s1332.photobucket.com/user/willi ... 9.jpg.html

    Use the same nut that comes off the stock Intex valve assembly. Get yourself 1.5 inch box adapter (found in electrical dept) to a 1.5 inch coupling and then normal PVC pipe from there for the rest of the plumbing.

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    Re: I want to hard plumb my 18' intex pool

    Quote Originally Posted by williamshelton1972 View Post
    @Ardylee,

    Here's some example pics I put online for another person here. I gathered my inspiration from the pics that fast1971chevelle posted online, and practically mirrored my plumbing after his.

    http://s1332.photobucket.com/user/willi ... 9.jpg.html

    Use the same nut that comes off the stock Intex valve assembly. Get yourself 1.5 inch box adapter (found in electrical dept) to a 1.5 inch coupling and then normal PVC pipe from there for the rest of the plumbing.
    I'm curious how this held up, with kids in the pool and movement, did the pvc ever leak being as it was directly attached?
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