As I am getting closer to setting up our new Ultra Frame 20'x52", I opened the sand/pump box up to check it out a little (first sand filter). In there was another small box containing the 2 through wall fittings/valves. Inside there was a piece of paper with some additional info (warning) stating that the suction fitting is only rated up to 2160g/hr (36g/min), and to REPLACE WITHIN 1yr of installed year!!!????
The fittings are only good for 1 year??? What the heck is this about? Has anyone else seen this? Even on the fitting it states to replace within 1 yr!
And as for the g/hr rating, I was thinking about upgrading the 1600g/hr sand filter to the 2650 g/hr model eventually, but it sounds like I will need different fittings if I do!
As for the fittings, I have thought about going the pvc pipe route, so if I decide to, what wall fittings will work then?
I am not sure about cutting the pool for a true skimmer, so any thoughts on the pvc route without the through wall skimmer would be great! Now I do have a crazy idea of MAYBE mounting a widemouth skimmer to the frame just inside the pool next to the ladder and then piping it into a wall fitting! May not be "normal", but not much swimming goes on next to the ladder anyway. We had a "Bubble Gum" Intex 18'x48" (Easy Set) w/ the skimmer set up, so we are used to something inside the pool by the ladder.
TY for the help!