Let me start by say if my pool wasn't in such an nonflammable state I would light it on fire out of anger
I have an Intex 15x48 metal frame and decided to upgrade the pump to the Intex 2500. As most of you know the holes in the pool have to be cut to upgrade to the bigger pump. I had done alot of research and all the reviews said it came with all the fittings. Well the pump showed up and I was ready! I had a sharpie, exacto, the pump....I was gonna *do*this*thing*. Imagine my disappointment when I opened the box and there were no plungers, strainers, or any other gadgets to put over the new hole -thank goodness I hadn't started cutting yet. So back on Amazon I went and filed for a return. I bought the same pump from another seller who specifically listed that theirs came with *all* additional accessories to upgrade and even posted a warning to pump buyers that some companies remove these parts and sell separately but they do not. This one also came with reviews stating they did indeed come with these things. I get my new box today....SAME THING! There is literally a pump, filter, and two hoses. Called Intex and they say that is all that is meant to be included. My options now are:
1) Quit being a cheapskate and buy the plunger assembly online for $66 http://www.amazon.com/Intex-Fittings...=intex+plunger (I think this is everything I would need)
2) Use PVC to make my own little setup since most of the reviewers seem to not like the plunger.
Both leave me with questions. Is a plunger even necessary? Can't I just use the strainer part that goes through the pool and put the hoses directly on that? If I did attempt using PVC do I have to do the whole fancy setup from pool to pump that I have seen in pictures on here or can I get away with just enough to screw my hose onto? Those look far (far) beyond my skill level.
These are probably painfully stupid questions and any assistance would be great. I just want a better pump, is that too much to ask!?!!?
P.S. I am doing this all on my own. ( I.E. very basic DIY'er). The hubs would have a heart attack if he knew I was taking a knife to our pool. I literally hid the exacto in my closet