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Thread: Intex Sand Filter Backwash / Drain Connection

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    Intex Sand Filter Backwash / Drain Connection

    After doing a lot of searching here on the site I was still unable to find a simple solution to hooking up a standard backwash hose to my Intex sand filter.

    No offense to anyone who has offered some of the solutions, but they we just not to my liking.

    That said, I discovered that Intex sells a # 10849 adaptor for only $3.59 that will allow you to make a super clean FACTORY connection to the drain port of your Intex sand filter.

    It looks like this:
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    A standard 1.5" roll-up backwash hose will then attach perfectly with a hose clamp. I then had my hose cut to the exact length needed to reach a nearby garden drain.

    The result is a backwash hose that seems like it came right from Intex with a factory screw on connector.

    Try it, you'll like it !
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    18'x 52" Intex Ultra Frame AG pool
    7100 gallons
    1600 Intex sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    BBB method for four seasons
    Former 18' Easy Set owner

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    Re: Intex Sand Filter Backwash / Drain Connection

    I just ordered that part a few days ago. Still waiting on it to come in. I'm hoping it will work.
    24x54 Saltwater 8000 (thepoolfactory), Hayward 23" Sand Filter, 1.5Hp 1-Speed Power-Flo Matrix Pump, AQ-TROL SWG, AquaBot Pura 4X

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    Re: Intex Sand Filter Backwash / Drain Connection

    My local pool place had another adapter that fits several hose types, including a standard vacuum hose. It was about the same price as yours.


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    Re: Intex Sand Filter Backwash / Drain Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCorn
    My local pool place had another adapter that fits several hose types, including a standard vacuum hose. It was about the same price as yours.

    Do you have a part number for that adapter, or a name for it?
    AG Intex - 4,600 gal - Cartridge Filter - 1,000 GPH pump

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    Re: Intex Sand Filter Backwash / Drain Connection

    While that adapter does indeed thread onto the port, it does not swivel apart from the hose. When you use it do you need to put on a clamp each time, or spin the entire hose to thread it on?

    The Intex adapter still looks to be a better solution.
    18'x 52" Intex Ultra Frame AG pool
    7100 gallons
    1600 Intex sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    BBB method for four seasons
    Former 18' Easy Set owner

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    Re: Intex Sand Filter Backwash / Drain Connection

    Sorry, I don't have the part number. I bought it at the local Leslie Pool supply but it doesn't seem to be on their website.

    I use my vacuum hose when I backflush. No clamp, just a pressure fit.

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    Re: Intex Sand Filter Backwash / Drain Connection

    Cool. If a pressure fit works then that sounds pretty good too
    18'x 52" Intex Ultra Frame AG pool
    7100 gallons
    1600 Intex sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    BBB method for four seasons
    Former 18' Easy Set owner

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    Re: Intex Sand Filter Backwash / Drain Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Livinright
    Cool. If a pressure fit works then that sounds pretty good too
    Is the female fitting on that adapter 1.5" or 2"?
    AG Intex - 4,600 gal - Cartridge Filter - 1,000 GPH pump

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    Re: Intex Sand Filter Backwash / Drain Connection

    I'm not certain of the size but can tell you its a non-standard Intex thread. Thus the challenge.
    18'x 52" Intex Ultra Frame AG pool
    7100 gallons
    1600 Intex sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    BBB method for four seasons
    Former 18' Easy Set owner

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    Re: Intex Sand Filter Backwash / Drain Connection

    Thanks for the information, it is exactly what I am looking for !

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