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    New to this Great site

    Hello everyone,

    I just bought a new Intex Ultra frame AGP 18'x52" with a sand filter here it is: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05202287000P

    I want to set up mine the exact same way as other have here, hard pluming, do you have sizes, pictures and any other ways so I can do it, I want to get rid of the flimsy tubes for PCV and get this skimmer http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DP ... PDKIKX0DER

    I have pm'd several people here but get no response, do I need to join and donate for that, if so I can.

    these are the set ups I want to do for my pool, but I have no clue what size PCV pipes, lenghts and how best to place the skimmer above, any help or direction would be so apreciated, here are the set ups I want to do

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    Any and all help, thanks so much

    Michael, in San Antonio, Texas
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    Re: New to this Great site

    PM's are not the best way to get answers. POsting on the forum is the best way.

    You're not required to donate to get answers but I encourage you to consider it as donations are what funds the site administration (of course I work for free ).

    There are a lot of Intex users here and someone will come along and help.
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    Re: New to this Great site

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    PM's are not the best way to get answers. POsting on the forum is the best way.

    You're not required to donate to get answers but I encourage you to consider it as donations are what funds the site administration (of course I work for free ).

    There are a lot of Intex users here and someone will come along and help.

    Thanks,

    I will donate

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    Re: New to this Great site

    I don't know much about the Intex, so will leave that to others.

    Just wanted to point out if you do become a member, be sure to use your discount on the TF100 test kit so you are ready to go when your pool is set up

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    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: New to this Great site

    Quote Originally Posted by 257WbyMag
    Welcome to TFP!

    Thanks everyone, can't wait!

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    Re: New to this Great site

    i have the same pool what do you need to know?.....Mike
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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    Re: New to this Great site

    that skimmer will work just fine...order it....Mike
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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    Re: New to this Great site

    you will need 2-10 foot sections of sch 40 1 1/2 pvc 4 carlon E950HG electical conduit box adapters all this will be available at home depot,menards,lowes. you will also need a bag(5) 1 1/2 90 degree elbows, a bag of (5) 22 1/2 degree 1 1/2 elbows, 3- 1 1/2 shut off valves (1 for the skimmer and 1 each for the 2 returns ) a couple of 1 1/2 couplers, a couple of quick disconnects( not sure of the real name but i wil post a pic and that is what i will call them). you will also need a 1 1/2 male thread to 1 1/2 slip connector. now for the fountain i used a 1 1/2 x1 inch reducer bushing a 8 foot section of 1 inch sch 40 pvc 2-1 inch 90 degree elbow, 1- 1 inch tee, 2- 1 inch caps and a 1 inch ball valve to turn on and off the fountain, plus pvc glue i will add picks of the pieces in the following replies.........Mike
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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    Re: New to this Great site

    quick disconnects


    1-1/2 male thread x 1-1/2slip


    90 degree elbow
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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    Re: New to this Great site

    ball valves


    E950HG connected to 90 degree elbow using intex nut and intex return
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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    Re: New to this Great site

    here is a few pictures of my setup so you can get a better visual.....Mike if you have anymore questions just ask and i will be around shortly......Mike
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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    Re: New to this Great site

    here are the E950HG box adapters on the right is how you buy them and on the left is after you sand off the ears and letters
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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    Re: New to this Great site

    Quote Originally Posted by fast1971chevelle
    here are the E950HG box adapters on the right is how you buy them and on the left is after you sand off the ears and letters


    HOLY SMOKES, fast1971chevelle,

    I just saw all your posts, that's freaking awesome , that is so nice of you to help me out, It is so much appreciated.

    I owe ya Bud! Thanks again

    Michael

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    Re: New to this Great site

    just let me know if there is anything else you need buddy......BTW welcome to TFP.........Mike
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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