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    Plumbing with ABG/DE Filter

    I searched extensively and surprisingly couldn't find anything. I want to install an Intex SWG to my ABG pool. However, the DE filter has its output on the top, and the return to the pool is at the same height (about 2.5ft). Would the SWG have to be set on a box at the height of the return? Otherwise it would have to have 4 90 degree elbows for the plumbing to reach it, and this sounds fairly restrictive.
    13,000 gallon ABG with Hayward 1 1/2 HP pump, DE filter, SWG

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    Re: Plumbing with ABG/DE Filter

    Some pictures might help to describe the issue. Is this because you have flex PVC in a straight line directly from the filter to the return and you are afraid it won't support the SWG hanging in the air? Also, what were you proposing to do with the 90s?
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    Re: Plumbing with ABG/DE Filter

    Well, rigid PVC, but yes, it's in the air and I wouldn't trust the weight of the SWG. For the 90s, I would think it would involve the pipe exits the top of the filter, runs for a bit, bends 90 degrees, goes to the ground, bends 90 into the SWG, then the same in reverse to the return jet.
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    Re: Plumbing with ABG/DE Filter

    Rigid PVC supports nearly all SWGs albeit probably not as high as yours but I don't think that would be an issue. I would just put it as close to the filter as possible for extra support.
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    Re: Plumbing with ABG/DE Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985
    Rigid PVC supports nearly all SWGs albeit probably not as high as yours but I don't think that would be an issue. I would just put it as close to the filter as possible for extra support.
    Don't they weigh a lot? The pictures I've seen show the salt sitting on top, and amazon lists the shipping weight as 35lbs. Wouldn't that be 75lbs with the salt in it?
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    Re: Plumbing with ABG/DE Filter

    Not all Intex SWCG have a salt box on them. I would set it on a box myself, when i add my sand filter I might use the 90s to place it above the S/filter on a shelf due to space restrictions.
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    Re: Plumbing with ABG/DE Filter

    I'm still not sure how it's plumbed in. Does anyone have pictures of one installed on an ABG?
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    Re: Plumbing with ABG/DE Filter

    I thought they had a version where the cell could detach from the main unit but looking again, I don't think they do. They all look to be made for the flex hose attachments and sit on ground.

    However, here is someone who did some retrofitting for ridged PVC:
    twin-intex-swg-installation-modded-to-run-24hrs-t36140.html?hilit=Intex SWG Manual Intex SWG


    Another long thread on Intex SWG:
    intex-swg-t1090-20.html?hilit=Intex%20SWG%20Manual%20Intex%20SWG


    Here is a video of one on YouTube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tj7xeu52Ro


    Manual:
    http://slink.intexdevelopment.com/b2c/B ... nk=magento
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    Re: Plumbing with ABG/DE Filter

    Another question... is there any reason I have to install the SWG after the filter? Can I put it after the pump but before the filter?
    13,000 gallon ABG with Hayward 1 1/2 HP pump, DE filter, SWG

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    Re: Plumbing with ABG/DE Filter

    The plates in the SWG can catch debris and clog up so I would put it after the filter.
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