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Thread: Pump has 1.5" fittings/hose, skimmer/return are 1" -PROBLEM?

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    Pump has 1.5" fittings/hose, skimmer/return are 1" -PROBLEM?

    Greetings,

    My Eco-Kleer 1.5 hp pump has 1.5" fittings and hose, but I notice that my skimmer basket and return have 1" openings (and have a stepped fitting to accept the 1.5" flex hose).

    Would it be a good idea to change the skimmer and return to 1.5" models to get better flow thru my filtering system?

    I have a Eco-Kleer 200 media filter.

    Thank you!
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    Re: Pump has 1.5" fittings/hose, skimmer/return are 1" -PROB

    You could cut the step part of the fitting off (or use a hole saw to cut it out) if the hose will slip on the larger part, but in all reality you probably won't notice much difference unless it's a large restriction. I'd do it just because, but everyone's not as adventurous as I am.
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    Re: Pump has 1.5" fittings/hose, skimmer/return are 1" -PROB

    Thought about that, but the holes are 1" all the way through!
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    Re: Pump has 1.5" fittings/hose, skimmer/return are 1" -PROB

    Sounds like you'll have to replace them then if you want better flow.
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