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    2 inch pipe on an Intex Pool

    I was wondering would there be a problem if I used 2 inch hose to plumb my intex pool. The usual size is the 1 1/2 inch, but the suction and returns I just installed, are all 2 inches, so instead of reducing everything down to 1 1/2, is this plausible/safe? My pump and cartridge come with both 2 inch and 1 1/2 inch connectors, but I'm thinking more flow this way? And less stuffing around with reducers and such....

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    Re: 2 inch pipe on an Intex Pool

    There should be no problems... that I foresee in going with the 2".
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    Re: 2 inch pipe on an Intex Pool

    Yes 2" can be used on your pool, quite well. Suction side will work a little better with the larger pipe, less suction head loss.

    On the return side, I don't think it will matter much which side you use, with short runs. If you are planning on long runs or needing a lot of bends in the pipes, 2" would be better.
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    Re: 2 inch pipe on an Intex Pool

    Cool thanks guys.... I have one long run from the skimmer.... Its about 10m, but relative to what size most pools are, its not very long... That makes me feel better...

    The trade off for plumbing ease however, is 2 inch hose is a little more expensive than 1 1/2' and so are ball valves, but it means I don't have to do any complicated plumbing.... My pool has two suction sides, and one return as per Aussie regulations..., I plan to add the skimmer, turn one of the suctions into another return, so I will have two suctions and two returns... Nothing too difficult, so all I will need are 4 x 2' ball valves, 3 x 90 degree 2' pvc elbows, and about 20 metres of 50mm pvc hose... And about 12 x 2' stainless steel hose clamps.... Too easy....

    And to bother you good people again.... If someone could tell me the plumbing I will need, in order to add my 3/8' peristaltic pump hose directly into my soft pvc hose return, that would be awesome... I am not sure what parts I need... Any advice is appreciated...
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