New to the site. Been reading alot of the posts esp those concerning the conversion stuff. Ingenious folks here thats for sure.
I am wanting to convert the filter/pump that came with the Intex to our "normal" filter and pump and connect that to the Intex SWG system. (stand alone not the one with the filter/pump with it)
I read the discussions about how others have done it and still a little confused on the pool outlet/return connections.
I went to Lowes and got the 1 1/4 electrical box adapters. . I sanded down the face of the box adapter to remove the raised lettering.
I got a couple of 1 1/2 couplers also.
I assume that the box adpaters get glued into the coupler and then after I cut the hoses to take off the screw on nuts I slide them over the glued couple/box adapter and that screws onto the pool outlet/return part.
IS THAT RIGHT ?
Once that is done I can pipe in a ball valve for shut off like the plunger was there. I am not going to pvc the whole thing. I am planning on going to the ground with pvc and then hose over the the SWG and Pump n Filter.
Would it be better to elbow down and then insert the ball valve for weight issues or put the valve straight out and then elbow down ?
I am not gonna add a new skimmer since money is tight so was wondering if it matters if 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 pipe makes a difference ? Staying with the original ports that came with the pool.