I recently bought a GAME 1/2hp sand filter & pump for my 12'x36" intex pool which uses the SMALL strainer and outlet and has the rubberized sleeves sewn into the liner. The filter/pump came with the right fittings and supports 1.25", 1.5" slip on hoses, and the threaded intex hoses for bigger pumps.
Right now i'm using those clear plastic 1.25" hoses that came with the pool on the nice filter/pump. I would like to switch to the higher quality 1.5" filter hoses I see at the pool store and the pump can support them, but the pool cannot.
I also purchased a vinyl vacuum head and a 25' 1.5" vacuum hose..of course I found out I need a new pole too because Intex poles are non-standard -__-
Now the question is, how do I hook up 1.5" unthreaded filter hoses to those rubberized sleeves on the outside of the pools strainer and return fittings? And how to I connect a 1.5" vacuum hose to the small strainer base hole inside of the pool?
I think i've read of some people in here cutting their liners and replacing with standard hayward fittings, but i'm not really willing to do that :-/