We bought the kids an Intex 15'/42 or 48" pool from Toys R Us last year and the pump went bad today (maybe three months of use). All of the reviews of these pumps are terrible so I don't want to spend the money on a replacement. It is the type of pump that is at the bottom of a canister that hangs off the side of the pool. Are there any cheap alternatives where I could leave the bad pump there (due to the opening it would leave) and hook something else up to the plastic hose (guessing 1 or 2" diameter), or is there some kind of conversion hardware to close the hole and go to a different type of pump? I called Intex and it was extremely frustrating. She said that because I bought it from Toys R Us, it was actually a Summer Escapes pump and not something Intex would sell. Just looking for some ideas/pictures as to how other people have dealt with the pump issue.