I have an Intex 15ftx48" agp, and would like to hard plumb it. A couple of years ago I had someone change my filter system to a Hayward 1hp 2-speed pump and X-stream filter which works ok. But am wondering best way to stop using "hose" that comes from skimmer into pump. I would prefer that to be hard plumbed, with a ball valve to shut water off for cartridge cleaning, etc. any ideas?
Also would you recommend I replace the original intex skimmer for a hayward thru the wall one? I am wondering how one keeps the thru the wall skimmers from sucking air should the pool water level drop... Know nothing about them really...
I've tried to attach a couple pics, but for some reason the files will not upload?? Some bug in system here?
Anyway, any help much appreciated!