I don't have an Intex pool but a 17x25x48 rectangle Legacy pool. But my whole pump/filter SWG is all Intex. I have been fighting this Intex junk for 3 years and am so thankful I found this site. I had the sand filter/pump combo that is in all the pictures. My pump locked up on me last year at the end of the year. So I went to HD and purchased a Sta-rite pool pump. I was immediately aware that Intex's 1 1/2" isn't really a normal 1 1/2". I ended up rigging a solution with about 5 different parts but I have never been too proud of it. The pump worked great for about a week. Then my hose from the sand filter to the SWG ruptured. Once again... I tried for a solution before finally giving up and making a drive to Academy to buy yet another crappy intex hose. Now today I just lost my little 3ft line that goes between the pump and the sand filter. I'm amazed at these setups. I do know that I'm going to be doing some plumbing work tomorrow after church. I appreciate the photos and ideas. Hopefully I'll be able to contribute more in the future.