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Thread: 18X48 easy set / 2650 sfp, connection frustration

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    18X48 easy set / 2650 sfp, connection frustration

    Hello everybody,

    I have an 18 x 48" Intex, Easy set pool. I've had it for nearly a year now, and I must admit that I am a complete novice at this pool thing.
    I left the pool up over the winter, and my maintenance was very lacking...

    I bought the intex 2650 sand filter system, after reading a few replies here, and checking a few reviews. I was just out there, setting everything up, and I'm having "issues"...

    I'm having the trouble with the connectors provided... I have the "B" connectors, but not the "black connectors"... (which can be seen in this youtube video)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS_95spxFaM Right between 6:25 and 6:35 of the video.

    It seems as if my pool should have came with these?

    Any help would be appreciated greatly!

    - Rick

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    Re: 18X48 easy set / 2650 sfp, connection frustration

    Thinking about this, and reading a few other topics...

    Can I cut / modify the holes in the side of the pool, to accept the bigger fittings / parts?

    If so, does anybody have any suggestions on what tools would be best for this? Best methods, ect...

    All suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: 18X48 easy set / 2650 sfp, connection frustration

    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
    Full Sun, Well Water, Borates at approx. 50
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    Re: 18X48 easy set / 2650 sfp, connection frustration

    Quote Originally Posted by George N
    Thanks!

    I did indeed look at that very thread. I even saw the cutting my pool thread, before posting here.

    I just didn't see enough detail.

    Like:
    What kind of pool? Mine is an easyset 18x48"
    What kind of tool would be best? A razor blade, a dremel, or?


    I certainly do appreciate your help.

    Thanks.

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    Re: 18X48 easy set / 2650 sfp, connection frustration

    Are you sure that your pool isn't already setup for the larger connectors?
    My 18' has them.
    But if cutting I would use a box cutter (razor) or a sharp pocketknife.
    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
    Full Sun, Well Water, Borates at approx. 50
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    Re: 18X48 easy set / 2650 sfp, connection frustration

    Quote Originally Posted by George N
    Are you sure that your pool isn't already setup for the larger connectors?
    My 18' has them.
    But if cutting I would use a box cutter (razor) or a sharp pocketknife.
    Yeah, this has been a problem... I bought the deluxe pool vac kit, and it wouldn't connect either. For some reason, I have an oddball size. Even the Intex service help was confused.

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    Re: 18X48 easy set / 2650 sfp, connection frustration

    If you could post a picture of the situation that might help us help you.
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    Re: 18X48 easy set / 2650 sfp, connection frustration

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3
    If you could post a picture of the situation that might help us help you.
    Sure thing. I'll try to take a few pics tomorrow.

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    Re: 18X48 easy set / 2650 sfp, connection frustration

    Inlet to pool from the pump.

    Looks to be 2" ?



    Out to pump



    New parts that came with the 2650 sand filter pump. Looks to be 2 1/4" ?




    Any suggestions? The "B" adapter wont fit over the existing 1 1/2" connectors.
    Are there other parts I can / should buy, or should I just grind / cut the extra material, and use the new parts that came with the new sand filter?


    Thank you!

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    Re: 18X48 easy set / 2650 sfp, connection frustration

    Are you sure the pool is an Intex? The outlet connection looks the same as mine which was a Summer Escapes. I ended up cutting out the holes to a larger diameter. I did mine in the summer with it full of water using a box cutter. I had my 5 year old daughter hold a bowl over the inside of the hole while I cut it out. I was careful and actually had to cut twice as the first time I was too conservative. I didn't lose much water and the pool was a lot clearer after that. Part of that was I'd found this site, part was a bad pump. We had such a good experience with it that we've acquired a free craig's list pool and are working on the install now.
    Dan D
    Used 2003 Aqua Leader 27'x52", 17,800 w/10" hopper, SwimPro SW256T 250# sand filter, Hayward PowerFlo LX pump 1hp impellor, Emerson 1 1/2 hp motor, setup Aug 2012 Summer 2011 used Summer Escapes Ring pool 14' x 42", Intex 1600gph sand filter, HTH 6 way test kitTF-100 w/stirrer, Well water @ FC=0, PH=7.2, TA=290, CH=320

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    Re: 18X48 easy set / 2650 sfp, connection frustration

    The box that it came in was an Intex "easyset" box... But, the name "summer escapes" does sound familiar. I bought this from Walmart almost a year ago. I wonder if the liner is a summer escapes?!?

    Either way, thank you for answering my question.

    I'll be cutting it to accept the new parts.

    I'll be sure to post some pictures, and let you know how it went.


    Thank you!

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    Re: 18X48 easy set / 2650 sfp, connection frustration

    Ok... Here is what happened. The pool portion was indeed a summer escape pool. When I originally bought the pool, it came in an intex box. Looking back, I knew there was an issue of being repacked by the store (WalMart)... It was missing a part, and the box wasn't packed very neatly.


    That being said, I used a utility knife and a bowl to cover the opening from the inside. I neatly trimmed the proper amount of material away, and put the hardware in place. For other pool noobs like myself, I will tell you that this process was easier than I had expected it to be.

    The Intex 2650 sand filter is working great. I just can't believe how much water this thing is pushing!



    I certainly have egg on my face, because I should have read the name on the side of the pool. That being said, everything worked out great.


    Thank you all for taking the time to help.

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    Re: 18X48 easy set / 2650 sfp, connection frustration

    Glad to hear it all worked out for you.
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    Re: 18X48 easy set / 2650 sfp, connection frustration

    Glad to hear it, and now worries about getting the name wrong. I did the same with mine when I got it, and those fittings looked real familiar.
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    Re: 18X48 easy set / 2650 sfp, connection frustration

    Quote Originally Posted by msgtdan
    We had such a good experience with it that we've acquired a free craig's list pool and are working on the install now.
    Not to derail this thread...but here I go derailing it...how is your build coming msgtdan?
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: 18X48 easy set / 2650 sfp, connection frustration

    Got the hole roughed out 2 weeks ago. Started it with tractor and scoop but too much and to hard of ground. So got a family friend with a backhole to do it for $100. Had to go 2 1/2 feet down on the uphill side just to get to level. Right now the downhill side is dug in about a foot. Still need to finish the hole but bad weather has slowed it down, still have a lot of shovel work to do. Also I work slow . Plan is to dish out the center some, add about 4" of crusher/stone dust. Once I've made some significant progress I'll post pics. We have a pretty good pile of dirt and rock by the hole right now.
    Dan D
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