I have a metal frame 15 by 48 Intex pool with Intex krystal Clear Saltwater System and Filter Pump connected to the standard Intex pool inlet and outlet (plunger valve). This runs at night automatically for chlorine generation and works well.
However it wasn't powerful enough for cleaning / solar heating circulation so I bought a Hayward pump with a Hayward cartridge filter for additional circulation and cleaning. I currently hang these hoses over the side with the pool outlet hose weighted down with bat weight.
This summer my project is to hard plumb the pool. I ordered a Hayward SP1091LX Dyna-Skim Above-Ground Pool Skimmer and Accessory Kit.
Because the Intex salt generator has a pump as well, I don't think I can connect it, so plan on leaving the intex pump fittings alone with timer to only run at night. Is this reasonable or can I plumb them all together.
I planned to install the Hayward skimmer and cut a new pool inflow (using the Hayward accessory that comes with skimmer). Then pvc plumb the skimmer to Hayward pump, pump to hayward cartridge filter, and cartridge filter to (a) pool inflow (where do you suggest I place that), and (b) pvc water fountain like many on this site. Do I need another intake for safety or is it ok to just run the skimmer connected to hayward pump. Does this skimmer allow the connection of a vacuum? I use a Baracuda Ranger cleaner and was the main reason for the second pump.
I'll document my install as I proceed. If it is felt best to leave my Intex SWG and pump separate, I do not need to pvc plumb those right away. If I am going to connect that, I'll use the box adapters as discussed. Thoughts.. I want to make sure I am plumbing this the best way before I start.