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    Need help with Intex 1600GPH sand filter

    Hello Guys
    I own a 18' x 48" Intex Metal Frame pool. When I purchased the pool it came with thru-wall skimmer and a small pump on the bottom of the skimmer. We need to use a filter cartridges. Now I have purchased a Intex Sand filter 1600GPH Model # 56673EG. But the new filter comes with "easy connections". And my pool does not have them. How to convert the thru-wall skimmer so I will be able to connect the inlet? I can use the existing hole for outlet. Do I need ti cut a hole in the pool wall for the inlet?
    30'x54" Quest Above Ground Round Pool , About 21,000 Gallons , Hayward Perflex EC50 D.E. Filter System 1.5HP Power-Flo Pump , TF-100 Test Kit , Two Hayward Main Drains on the Bottom , Hayward CL200 In-Line Above-Ground Chlorinator.
    77"x77"x21.5" Hot Tub

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    Re: Need help with Intex 1600GPH sand filter

    I would think number 28, called "Adaptor B" (it should have come with 2) in the parts list in the owner's manual would allow you attach to nipples, if that is what you have coming out of the skimmer.
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    Re: Need help with Intex 1600GPH sand filter

    Is it safe to reduce the hose size? Let say from 1-1/2" ID to 1" or 1-1/4"? Will the smaller flow damage the pump?
    30'x54" Quest Above Ground Round Pool , About 21,000 Gallons , Hayward Perflex EC50 D.E. Filter System 1.5HP Power-Flo Pump , TF-100 Test Kit , Two Hayward Main Drains on the Bottom , Hayward CL200 In-Line Above-Ground Chlorinator.
    77"x77"x21.5" Hot Tub

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    Re: Need help with Intex 1600GPH sand filter

    The smaller size won't damage the pump but it will restrict the flow.
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    Re: Need help with Intex 1600GPH sand filter

    I found a post that shows exactly what I need. Here it is http://www.troublefreepool.com/summe...ns-t43440.html.
    You guys might want to remove that thread.
    30'x54" Quest Above Ground Round Pool , About 21,000 Gallons , Hayward Perflex EC50 D.E. Filter System 1.5HP Power-Flo Pump , TF-100 Test Kit , Two Hayward Main Drains on the Bottom , Hayward CL200 In-Line Above-Ground Chlorinator.
    77"x77"x21.5" Hot Tub

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