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    Intex Plumbing

    Good afternoon,
    I just purchased a 22x52 Ultra Frame pool, and I am in the planning phase for site prep. I've read the intex links on the sticky of this forum and got me wondering about hard plumbed lines. Can you run those over say 20 feet, If I want my sand and saltwater filter away from the pool, can I run those pipes underground a short distance (20 to 30 feet) ? I havent seen any that have tried that, or at least that I have found. What are your thoughts on this? I do plan to leave it up year round, so I would drain a little water and blow out the lines. I am a little stressed over the site prep work. Appreciate your feedback.

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    Re: Intex Plumbing

    Welcome to TFP!

    As long as you have a good pump, there would be no reason you couldn't bury some of your plumbing. Longer runs = higher head loss, so the minimum pump if you are staying with Intex offerings would be the 2650 gph sand filter.

    Check your local craigslist etc, there seems to always be someone getting rid of their pool equipment. You might be able to score a good pump and filter.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Re: Intex Plumbing

    Quote Originally Posted by MotherTrucker View Post
    Good afternoon,
    I just purchased a 22x52 Ultra Frame pool, and I am in the planning phase for site prep. I've read the intex links on the sticky of this forum and got me wondering about hard plumbed lines. Can you run those over say 20 feet, If I want my sand and saltwater filter away from the pool, can I run those pipes underground a short distance (20 to 30 feet) ? I havent seen any that have tried that, or at least that I have found. What are your thoughts on this? I do plan to leave it up year round, so I would drain a little water and blow out the lines. I am a little stressed over the site prep work. Appreciate your feedback.
    Don't let the site prep work stress you. But don't try to rush it either. Because of wet weather it took us over a month to do the site prep but after setting up the pool this past weekend and it was nearly perfectly level, I am sooooooo glad we took our time.
    Mac.Dblues and ProfessorDaisy's Lower Arkansas Pool Install
    Intex UltraFrame 20ft x 52in deep, 9,400 Gallons / Approx 78,500 lbs, Intex 1600 GPH, 14" sand filter, Hayward Dyna-Skim SP1091LX, Taylor K-2006, SpeedStir, Sample Sizer
    First Fill May 2014, Deck finished June 2014, Mods happening probably on a continuous basis. Stay tuned.....

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    Re: Intex Plumbing

    Quote Originally Posted by mac.dblues View Post
    Don't let the site prep work stress you. But don't try to rush it either. Because of wet weather it took us over a month to do the site prep but after setting up the pool this past weekend and it was nearly perfectly level, I am sooooooo glad we took our time.
    How do you like the size? Just curious, I noticed in your signature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie_R View Post
    Welcome to TFP!

    As long as you have a good pump, there would be no reason you couldn't bury some of your plumbing. Longer runs = higher head loss, so the minimum pump if you are staying with Intex offerings would be the 2650 gph sand filter.

    Check your local craigslist etc, there seems to always be someone getting rid of their pool equipment. You might be able to score a good pump and filter.
    Thank you! I do have the 2650 sand filter, you dont forsee an issue with a 20 to 30 foot run?

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    Re: Intex Plumbing

    No issues with that, as long as you can keep the elbows to a bare minimum.

    For your suction line, it would be a good idea to go with 2" pipe, reduced at each end to match your equipment. The return could still be the 1-1/2"
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Re: Intex Plumbing

    [QUOTE=MotherTrucker;646440]How do you like the size? Just curious, I noticed in your signature.

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    We think we are going to love it. Water temp was 68F yesterday afternoon so I didn't get in. My wife and son only stayed in about 20 minutes or so. Takes a while to warm up 9400 gallons apparently.
    Mac.Dblues and ProfessorDaisy's Lower Arkansas Pool Install
    Intex UltraFrame 20ft x 52in deep, 9,400 Gallons / Approx 78,500 lbs, Intex 1600 GPH, 14" sand filter, Hayward Dyna-Skim SP1091LX, Taylor K-2006, SpeedStir, Sample Sizer
    First Fill May 2014, Deck finished June 2014, Mods happening probably on a continuous basis. Stay tuned.....

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