I just started reading this site a week ago. Amazing info!! Thanks so much for all the work everyone puts into it.
Here's my problem. I need to connect the intex plunger valve to our skimmer and return. Had no clue when I bought the combo pump saltwater chlorine generator that intex used nonstandard connections.
Here's the deets on our pool:
Sharkline 12'x17'x52" opera above ground pool
Intex combo cartridge filter pump saltwater chlorine generator (model CS8111)
Keep in mind we are not normally diy'ers. But we had to purchase this online and put it up ourselves because we could not find anyone to do it for us. (Albuquerque, NM) So our skills are minimal, my husband is an engineering physicist and has done some plumbing work around the house, but for big jobs we usually hire someone.
Does anyone know an easy fix for our connection problem? My husband says basically our problem is this: a way to connect the 2 3/8" threaded connector from the intex valve (10 threads per inch) to the 1.5" smooth male pipe at the bottom of the skimmer and the same for the return.
Thanks everyone for any advice you can give us!