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Thread: Hayward Sand Filter Connected To Intex Pump??

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    Hayward Sand Filter Connected To Intex Pump??

    I'm trying to connect my new Hayward 14" sand filter to my existing 1500 gph Intex pump. Anyone done this and have photos for me to see what hose connections you used? No luck at Home Depot but I don't know what the easiest route is and simplest hardware. I tried to make a diagram but I only confused myself.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Hayward Sand Filter Connected To Intex Pump??

    Is there any chance you could snap a few pics of the hose you are using to connect hte Intex pump to the filter? Also, can you post a pic of the pump outlet fitting? I know Intex used to use normal hose clamps like every other pool place in the world, but at some point they switched to a threaded thing. Maybe so more people would think they HAVE to use Intex stuff with their pools?

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    Re: Hayward Sand Filter Connected To Intex Pump??

    Here is what I did



    Just for temporary, right now it works, my Husband works out of town, I did the best I could..
    24' x52" Intex metal frame
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    Original pump 2500gph

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    Re: Hayward Sand Filter Connected To Intex Pump??

    Quote Originally Posted by tootie
    Here is what I did



    Just for temporary, right now it works, my Husband works out of town, I did the best I could..
    That is fantastic, thank you. Can you take a pic of the hose going into the pump from the filter and a close up of the connection into the filter? I have the smaller round 16' pool so the valve you have won't fit on mine going back to the return.
    15,400 gal. IG Gunnite
    1.5 hp Champion Pool Pump
    3/4 hp Century Pool & Spa Motor
    Pentair Automatic Chlorine Feeder
    Crystal Water Pool & Spa Cartridge Filter
    Polaris 280

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    Re: Hayward Sand Filter Connected To Intex Pump??

    Let's see




    Going from the pump to the Filter




    And, in to the Filter

    Hope this helps
    24' x52" Intex metal frame
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    Original pump 2500gph

    "5 years of BBB, and loving it"

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    Re: Hayward Sand Filter Connected To Intex Pump??

    Quote Originally Posted by launboy
    Is there any chance you could snap a few pics of the hose you are using to connect hte Intex pump to the filter? Also, can you post a pic of the pump outlet fitting? I know Intex used to use normal hose clamps like every other pool place in the world, but at some point they switched to a threaded thing. Maybe so more people would think they HAVE to use Intex stuff with their pools?

    Adam
    Thanks Adam but Tootie posted a photo and I think it will help me.
    15,400 gal. IG Gunnite
    1.5 hp Champion Pool Pump
    3/4 hp Century Pool & Spa Motor
    Pentair Automatic Chlorine Feeder
    Crystal Water Pool & Spa Cartridge Filter
    Polaris 280

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    Re: Hayward Sand Filter Connected To Intex Pump??

    Tootie, your pictures were perfect. It doesn't look as complicated as my head was making it seem!

    Thanks you so much!
    Ps.Do you leave the cartridge in your pump or did you just take it out? Are you happy with the way everything works? Filter clearing your pool ok?
    15,400 gal. IG Gunnite
    1.5 hp Champion Pool Pump
    3/4 hp Century Pool & Spa Motor
    Pentair Automatic Chlorine Feeder
    Crystal Water Pool & Spa Cartridge Filter
    Polaris 280

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    Re: Hayward Sand Filter Connected To Intex Pump??

    I took the cartridge out, the sand Filter does it all..and of course BBB
    I could not be happier..
    My Water is oh so "Sparkly"

    I'm glad I was able to help
    24' x52" Intex metal frame
    Pentair sand dollar SD60
    Original pump 2500gph

    "5 years of BBB, and loving it"

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    Re: Hayward Sand Filter Connected To Intex Pump??

    Quote Originally Posted by tootie
    I'm glad I was able to help
    That is what is so great about this place! There is always someone that has been there, done that and willing to help someone else! AND so quick to respond! I'm hooked to this site forever!
    15,400 gal. IG Gunnite
    1.5 hp Champion Pool Pump
    3/4 hp Century Pool & Spa Motor
    Pentair Automatic Chlorine Feeder
    Crystal Water Pool & Spa Cartridge Filter
    Polaris 280

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    Re: Hayward Sand Filter Connected To Intex Pump??

    Quote Originally Posted by tootie
    I took the cartridge out, the sand Filter does it all..and of course BBB
    I could not be happier..
    My Water is oh so "Sparkly"

    I'm glad I was able to help
    One more question. What does you pressure gauge register when your system is clean?
    15,400 gal. IG Gunnite
    1.5 hp Champion Pool Pump
    3/4 hp Century Pool & Spa Motor
    Pentair Automatic Chlorine Feeder
    Crystal Water Pool & Spa Cartridge Filter
    Polaris 280

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    Re: Hayward Sand Filter Connected To Intex Pump??

    One more question. What does you pressure gauge register when your system is clean?
    Somewhere between 7 and 8 psi...

    I found out, that I had to set it up pretty leveled or the pressure would drop...
    And the hoses could not be bend to much, restriction of flow would let it drop too...
    24' x52" Intex metal frame
    Pentair sand dollar SD60
    Original pump 2500gph

    "5 years of BBB, and loving it"

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