I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank everyone for their help and assistance in making what I saw on this site a true reality in my backyard. Let me first start off by saying, I am NOT a DIY'er, so this was a project that I wanted to showcase to the wife and kids the 'old man' has some talent. First, I replaced the regular filter pump that came with the pool and put a Sand Filter in place - works fantastic! Next, I hard plumbed all the piping using all the suggestions from the folks found on this site (which I must say, I have bookmarked this form on all my computers in my house), installed the thru wall skimmer and added a fountain using the pump and filter that came with the pool. Everything works great! Below are some pictures of the finished product which I wanted to share in appreciation of all the folks who took time out of their day to answer my 1,000's of questions.
Thanks again guys!