We have a Summer Escapes brand 15' round frame pool. It came with an in-wall skimmer that takes a type C filter and has a built-in 1000 GPH pump.
We're replacing the pump/filter with a GAME SandPRO system. The system has a 1/2 HP pump and a sand filter.
I bought a conversion adapter that replaces the built-in pump with a connector for a 1-1/2" hose. I assembled and mounted the new filter system, bought some 1-1/2" hose, and hooked it all up. Then it occurred to me - I need a valve in the hoses to be able to shut off water from the pool to the filter for maintenance.
I've looked at PVC ball valves, but PVC sizes seem to have nothing in common with pool filter hose sizes. Plus, I'm not sure how I'd connect one to the other.
I did find a "1-1/2" Insert Male Adapter" at http://www.mydiscountpoolsupplies.com/i ... 1itvn2li05 but I'm not sure it would work.
If someone has done a similar setup using 1-1/2" hose, can you tell me what kind of valves you used and how you connected them to the hose?