Hi all. I have an Intex Ultra Frame (i believe it's 18x52) and it came with the 1.5" lines with plunger valves, 1500 GPH pump, etc. I have replaced the pump/filter with the 2650 GPH sand filter/pump/SWG combo unit, and have installed a Hayward SP1091LX through-wall skimmer. I kept my existing water suction side outlet also, and have hard piped my pump inlet with PVC, with a Tee going to the original outlet and to my new skimmer... ball valves on each so I can use one or the other, or both. My skimmer came with a new return that is a regular eyeball type return and is 1.5" threaded on the inside. I want to install this so that I have a standard thread on my return so that in the future I can add an automatic cleaner without any extra mods. I plan to do this quickly with the pool full, so I was wondering beforehand if anyone knows if these Hayward returns go in the same size hole as my return that is already there? I don't want to take it all apart and have water gushing out just to realize that it doesn't fit. Thanks in advance for any replies. Also, does anybody know if this one regular sized return jet is going to be enough to handle the 2650GPH flow coming through? or is it going to increase the pressure on my lines and strain on my pump?
I also plan to attach some pics of my mods as soon as I get them.