First time posting on this forum so bare with me.
Ive read countless posts about Intex pools here as this forum is an invaluable source of information. My wife and I have had our pool for just a year so this is the second season for us. I knew last season that I wanted to hard plumb our pool and have followed directions from other posts located elsewhere on this forum.
Although I have not ran the PVC lines (Ill update this post when finished), I did manage - before we filled the pool - to get it ready for PVC plumbing. I work at Home Depot, so getting the materials is easy. Ive already ordered 5 Carlon 1-1/2 in. Non-Metallic Reducer Bushing, Model # E950HGR & SKU #732001 as we didnt have any in stock, the rest of the PVC items Ive already got. Ill put a list up at the end of this post.
Edit as I forgot to explain some things:
Picture #4 you can see the factory original location of the outlet (factory skimmer), I have this capped off and plan on using it for a vacuum and if needed, 2nd outlet. This is viewable in the video from inside the pool. Of course it will have a ball valve as well as the Heritage skimmer to control flow of both.
In picture #8, you can see where I put a 2nd return that will be used in conjunction with the upper return. Both will have thier own ball valve to control return flow and to turn them on or off independantly.
Brief video: http://youtu.be/ah1EmZrOFno
List of stuff
Heritage Standard Thru-the-Wall Skimmer
Intex 56671EG 2,650-Gallon Sand Filter Pump
Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System
LEGEND VALVE 1-1/2 in. PVC Solvent Socket Ball Valve
Mueller Streamline 1-1/2 in. PVC Schedule 40 90-Degree Slip X Slip Elbow
Mueller Streamline 1-1/2 in. x 1-1/2 in. PVC Slip x Slip Coupling
1-1/2 in. x 10 ft. PVC Sch. 40 DWV Plain End Pipe
http://www.homedepot.com/p/1-1-2-in-x-1 ... /100135041
I made the list because I didnt see anywhere on the posts Id read that had the actual parts needed to PVC plumb the pool. I hope this helps others.