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    I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    I just finished cutting those stupid plastic things that serve as suction/returns, off my Intex Pool and it wasn't as stressful as I anticipated! I had two of these things to remove and it was a piece of cake!

    I chose to do it before I set my pool up, but I will put the thru-the-wall skimmer in when the pool is set up in September!

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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    Has anyone ever installed their through the wall skimmer WITHOUT the pool being set up???? There's no real point is there? The pool liner will stay in the box until I need it, so I can't see the benefit in it.... Thoughts?????
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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    I don't know of anyone who has?
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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    I don't know of anyone who has?
    Yeah, I haven't seen one, I will leave it till September, when I've set the pool up.... Thanks Casey...
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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    I don't think this is a good idea, actually. If you install it without any water in the pool, when you do fill it, if the liner stretches any it might rip out the holes where the screws go through.

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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffchap View Post
    I don't think this is a good idea, actually. If you install it without any water in the pool, when you do fill it, if the liner stretches any it might rip out the holes where the screws go through.
    Yeah, I think you're right, it will be best to do it when the pool is about 3/4 full.... And the pool has taken shape...
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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    Has anyone ever attempted changing any of these inlets or returns while the water was full.. ie: maybe using a bowl on the inside of the pool and then cutting on the outside using the gasket as a guide?

    I want to change my one return to the full size 11236 part from intex and also add the second return about 12" below my primary return + pvc..
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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    would love to see an answer to that
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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    Sure you can. I replaced both of the black rubber sleeved inlets ( to the pump) with 1 1/2 inch Hayward fittings, while my pool was full.
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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    pool1.jpg here it is after replacing the dinky intex inlets with Hayward 1 1/2 inlets.
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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by philc View Post
    Sure you can. I replaced both of the black rubber sleeved inlets ( to the pump) with 1 1/2 inch Hayward fittings, while my pool was full.
    You mention using hayward fittings, is that something different than this 11236 intex below?:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010EHVS9A..._w7K7ybM9MRBMK

    It seemed most were replacing their outlet(s) with these.. cutting the hole bigger..

    On the idea of cutting while full.. how do you fit something like the 11236 strainer through the hole from the outside and get the gasket in place on the pool side inside the bowl without much hassle? I dont think it would fit through the hole, as the hole just needs to be so big.. or maybe it does (from the outside to inside the bowl?).
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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    I did cut-while-full on my previous pool. Sure, there will be some spillage, but not much if you're quick. Keep a bucket on the ground below the cut if you need to. You need to remove the bowl after the cut and fit the gasket and strainer from the inside. Have an assistant standing by with a bowl or similar if you drop something or if you panic when the water starts gushing out. Stay cool and there is nothing to it.
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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by philc View Post
    Sure you can. I replaced both of the black rubber sleeved inlets ( to the pump) with 1 1/2 inch Hayward fittings, while my pool was full.
    Hey Phil, could you post a link to the Hayward inlets. I've searched and all I come up with is for concrete walls.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    You bet. Here's what I installed: https://www.amazon.com/Hayward-SP102...QFBZTWVM7PM00B They are just a hair smaller than the Intex fittings, but they accept off the shelf 1.5 inch plumbing fittings.
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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by philc View Post
    You bet. Here's what I installed: https://www.amazon.com/Hayward-SP102...QFBZTWVM7PM00B They are just a hair smaller than the Intex fittings, but they accept off the shelf 1.5 inch plumbing fittings.
    are the threads on this 11236 the same at 1.5 or are they 40mm (asking here as well case anyone here wonders). Thnking i ordered the wrong strainers for straight to pvc edit: i think they are in fact 1.5" here at least
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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    The threads on the Intex strainers are 40mm for the hose connection. They are designed to accept the Intex hoses.
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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by philc View Post
    The threads on the Intex strainers are 40mm for the hose connection. They are designed to accept the Intex hoses.
    according to the amazon description they take 1.5" hoses, at least thats what it says in the link
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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    Yeah the hose may technically 1.5 inches, but the threads on the nut on the hoses is a metric 40mm nut.

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    In my photo above, the middle hose is an Intex hose. The grey part is the nut that is on the hose. That is the 40mm part.
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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by philc View Post
    Yeah the hose may technically 1.5 inches, but the threads on the nut on the hoses is a metric 40mm nut.

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    In my photo above, the middle hose is an Intex hose. The grey part is the nut that is on the hose. That is the 40mm part.
    So with the Hayward connector how do you put a strainer on the other side how does that work with replacing the outlets with Hayward instead of the 40 millimeter since they have no strainer

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    Re: I Just Cut My Intex Pool For My Upgrade :-)

    I use these instead. https://www.amazon.com/Hayward-SP102...6RBZ7T5ZWY4KZX
    It is not much of a strainer but it does help with the entrapment issue.
    Intex 22' X 52" Ultra Frame AGP ( 12K gallons) , Intex 633T 2500 GPH (41 GPM) running Doughboy Silica II sand filter (16"dia. 1.4 ' S.A.) ( And doing it quite well, I might add!) Hayward through the wall skimmer, TF100 with Speed Stir. Hard plumbed, Intex fountain ...........

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