I know much has been written about upgrading an Intex Pool like mine, 9x18x52 Ultra Frame to a more standard Hayward pump with 1.5 fittings. In fact I've read so much my head is spinning. I was hoping someone could tell me the simplest way they've found to do it. Here's what I know so far. My Hayward pump as most do, has 1.5 inch fittings. Intex B hoses are 1.5 inch ID. Could it be as simple as getting a 1.5 inch fitting with a barb on one side and thread on the other. Then cutting off the Intex hose collars that screw on and just stuffing the barb into the hose and clamping down with a typical hose clamp. If I did this could I use pvc glue to help keep the hose on the fitting? The hose has a fairly thick end on it. Could the glue melt it? Has anyone tried this? Is there a better way or is what I'm talking about not advisable. Any help would be appreciated, but remember you're dealing with a moron.