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    Intex Wal-Mart pool - connecting to PVC

    I have a feeling this kind of thing has been discussed to death, but I haven't been able to find (or maybe understand) the information I've been looking for.

    I've got one of those cheap Intex metal frame pools from Wal-Mart, and I have a Sta-Rite PRC75 filter connected with 1.5"
    PVC.

    For the past few weeks, I've been having trouble with low pressure (0-5psi) which I figured was an air leak. The most likely location for the leak is where my PVC "tries" to make a connection to that silly black piece of hard rubber on the outside of the pool. I won't show pictures of that piece of work because it's embarrassing. (rubber reducer, hose clamps, and other stuff sandwiched the middle to make it fit)

    So, all of that to ask the simple question... is there some adapter I can buy or some simple hack that I can do to make the connection from my pool to the PVC that leads to my upgraded filter system? I've attached a couple photos to show what I'm dealing with.
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    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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    Re: Intex Wal-Mart pool - connecting to PVC

    I'm doing the same thing and made progress today. See this post for the fitting I used which I found at Lowes. It uses the Intex hoses then screws right into a 1-1/2 valve and from there anything you need. I'll post a pic when I finish it tomorrow.
    Intex 15x36 Easy Set (2,800 g.)
    Intex 16" 2650 gph sand filter/pump combo & SWCG
    Intex 800 gph filter just for the surface skimmer

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    Re: Intex Wal-Mart pool - connecting to PVC

    Thanks, but I was really hoping to not use any flexible hose at all and hard-plumb the whole thing with PVC.

    After looking through a bunch of Intex setups on this site, I've decided to cut out the rubber inlet and replace it with something standard and next year I'll pick up a hayward skimmer.

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    Re: Intex Wal-Mart pool - connecting to PVC

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/custo...ls-t28971.html
    Did you find this thread? It has a lot of Intex plumbing ideas.
    Intex 15x48, Intex Saltwater Chlorine Generator, Intex 14" Sand Filter, TF-100 unicorn eating spaghetti while riding a unicycle on a high wire during a storm edition test kit,

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    Re: Intex Wal-Mart pool - connecting to PVC

    Quote Originally Posted by docchop1
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/custo...ls-t28971.html
    Did you find this thread? It has a lot of Intex plumbing ideas.
    Yep, I was specifically looking at supertune's setup, but instead of hoses, I'll run PVC on the outside.

    Just bought this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Hayward-Vinyl-Fib ... B001F8K740

    to replace the funky rubber inlet currently on the pool, which seems like the easiest possible solution.

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    Re: Intex Wal-Mart pool - connecting to PVC

    Sweet.
    Intex 15x48, Intex Saltwater Chlorine Generator, Intex 14" Sand Filter, TF-100 unicorn eating spaghetti while riding a unicycle on a high wire during a storm edition test kit,

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