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Thread: Adding Sand Filter to Intex Ultra 16' x 48"

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    Adding Sand Filter to Intex Ultra 16' x 48"

    Currently have a ultra 16 x 48 with a krystal clear saltwater with copper pump filter, but am thinking about upgrading to a hayward sand filter and separate pump. Would I benefit from this and how do you get the standard hoses that come with sand filters non intex to mate with the pool? Am also wanting to add a through wall skimmer is there any write up detailing the sand filter hook up I have found one for the skimmer . Thanks

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    Re: Adding Sand Filter to Intex Ultra 16' x 48"

    Welcome to the forum

    Here is a good place to start http://www.troublefreepool.com/usefu...rs-t29612.html

    After that spend some time reading POOL SCHOOL
    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: Adding Sand Filter to Intex Ultra 16' x 48"

    Is there a simple solution at lowes , home depot ect to connect 1.5 tigerflex to the pool ?

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    Re: Adding Sand Filter to Intex Ultra 16' x 48"

    I'll try to make time today to get a picture of how I did mine.

    edit: You might be able to make out how I did it in this pic. I put a PVC coupler inside the hose so there would be something solid to clamp down on. I then put the grey rubber adapter over the hose and tightened the clamp. The other side of the adapter went on the valve on the pool (obviously).

    edit 2: added pic

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