I have been pouring over this site since my wife came home with an Intex Easy Set 15' x 42" pool kit last week.
Thanks to the community for such great sharing of knowledge and experiences. Priceless!!
Spent a few hours a day after work getting level, and laid down 2" sheath insulation, taped and covered with a
HD tarp before unpacking the pool. As I was filling the pool, it became apparent I was off an inch to 1.5 inches,
across the 15'. Gonna live with it this season as we were in the middle of a few 100 degree days.
I snagged a NIB Intex SWCG on CL and thought I was ready to go. The Intex SWCG advised adding 80lbs of salt to open the
pool, local PS advised starting with 10lbs at a time per every 12 hours, which I have been doing and am at 80lbs now.
Will see if I get the 91 code in the morning, after the letting this last load dissolve and circulate. I fear that the 1000GPH pump
is not strong enough to run the SWCG and keep the pool sparkly, and judging by how much use the pool has gotten already, i can see moving to a frame pool next year, so I was lucky enough to just grab (steal) a new unused Hayward Filtration System on e-bay. It is a "matched" 0.75HP pump with an EC30 filter. After reading some more, it seems I may have gotten too big of a pump, anyone know whether this pool can handle the Hayward system?
I realize I will need to get some adapters to make it fit the 1.25" fittings on my little pool, and wanted to put external valves on the pool anyhow, as it is a pain to pull the return and filter and insert the little magic black plugs. Has anyone done this with a softsided pool? I see the valves on the other Intex pools in some of the photos.
Will a 15' x 42" pool support a Hayward EC30 and Hayward 0.75HP pump?
Has anyone put the bigger hoses/adapters and shut off valves on the soft sided pool? Where did you get the adapters?