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    Slightly Confused...

    I have an intex 18'x48" ultra frame pool. I'm kinda confused about what adapter, hose and vacuum head I need/should get. I want to be able to hook it up to the intake port as I don't like vacuuming to waste or using the cheapo vacuum that came with it. If someone would please point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.

    Ideally I would like something that I could swim around with and vacuum the bottom (i like swimming underwater with goggles) :P If that's not possible then what will fit the intex pole? or should I also look at getting a different pole?
    6500 gal, Intex 18'x48" above ground, 1hp Pro Sand Filter, TF100 Test Kit

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    Re: Slightly Confused...

    Hi superman0604,
    I did have a 15'x48" intex frame pool and ran into the same problems, I had upgraded to a 1 hp 22" sand filter system.
    I did end up putting in a Hayward AGP skimmer box kit, it came with the vacuum top hat to fit in the skimmer basket and also came with the return fitting w/ eyeball.
    Here's where I posted what I did...my posts start at the bottom of page 1.
    custom-pvc-pipe-adapter-for-intex-pools-t28971.html
    Try looking through some of these posts...
    useful-links-for-fellow-intex-pool-owners-t29612.html


    Hope you find something.

    Chuck
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    Waterway 1HP-2 speed with 22" Sand filter
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    Re: Slightly Confused...

    Quote Originally Posted by superman0604
    Ideally I would like something that I could swim around with and vacuum the bottom (i like swimming underwater with goggles) :P If that's not possible then what will fit the intex pole? or should I also look at getting a different pole?
    Check out something like the Pool Blaster Catfish.
    13'x22'x52" 8,000 gallon ProSeries Pool with Borates
    Intex 110 pound Sand Filter with Zeobrite, 2650 gph pump, 0.95 hp
    Bestway SWG
    AquaPro ECO500 50,000 BTU heat pump
    GLI Whirlwind Solar Cover Reel, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Slightly Confused...

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatCanadian
    Check out something like the Pool Blaster Catfish.

    Thinking I may go with this. Seems more expensive but by the time you figure $30-40 for hose, $5 for adapter, $15-20 for head.... Really not anymore expensive and seems to be exactly what I need.
    6500 gal, Intex 18'x48" above ground, 1hp Pro Sand Filter, TF100 Test Kit

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    Re: Slightly Confused...

    A lot of people seem to like it. Lots of good reviews. Good luck.

    P.S.
    If you're en eBay guy you may pick it up at a decent price.
    13'x22'x52" 8,000 gallon ProSeries Pool with Borates
    Intex 110 pound Sand Filter with Zeobrite, 2650 gph pump, 0.95 hp
    Bestway SWG
    AquaPro ECO500 50,000 BTU heat pump
    GLI Whirlwind Solar Cover Reel, TF-100 Test Kit

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