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    Unhappy Intex interior strainer (inlet)

    I am a new pool owner. I have the Intex 18' x 48' easy set pool. I need to clean the inlet strainer. I can not
    get get it loose. I know this sounds crazy but I just can not budge the thing.
    Also, if I ever do get it loose, do I need to do anything other than having both hoses closed?
    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. The manual does not refer to this at all.
    Thank you.
    I live in Fort Worth, TX.
    I am new to TFP. I have a new intex 18' x 48' easy set pool. It holds approx. 5400 gallons of water. It came with a 635T filter pump which I would like to upgrade next season. I have added a Krystal Clear Saltwater system which seems to have been a GREAT idea.

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    Re: Intex interior strainer (inlet)

    Not sure exactly which part you are referring to as the inlet strainer.

    But the part I would call the inlet strainer would be the grid on the inside of the pool going into the plunger valve. If that's the case, all I ever did was disconnect the skimmer hose, unscrew the blue adapter, the clean the debris from the front of the grid, then out back together.

    That is a cartridge filter pump. If you are talking about the cartridge, then yes close both plunged valves. That lid always seemed way tighter than I remember tightening it. Maybe get someone to hold the canister while you use both hands on the ring. Don't forget to open your plungers back and purge what air you can.

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    Re: Intex interior strainer (inlet)

    Perhaps we need a picture. I have the same pool that is 4 years old. To remove that strainer I would have to drain my pool below the strainer or all of the water would come out. My strainer screws into the assembly that the valve connects into that seals the hole in my vinyl liner. I cant just pull the strainer.
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    Re: Intex interior strainer (inlet)

    thank you very much for your quick response....appreciate it!!
    I live in Fort Worth, TX.
    I am new to TFP. I have a new intex 18' x 48' easy set pool. It holds approx. 5400 gallons of water. It came with a 635T filter pump which I would like to upgrade next season. I have added a Krystal Clear Saltwater system which seems to have been a GREAT idea.

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    Re: Intex interior strainer (inlet)

    I think that is exactly right....i just thought that i was supposed to take it off and clean it periodically. When i loosened it slightly water starting coming out. I won't worry about the strainer as long as everything is working well. Thanking you for such a speedy response!
    I live in Fort Worth, TX.
    I am new to TFP. I have a new intex 18' x 48' easy set pool. It holds approx. 5400 gallons of water. It came with a 635T filter pump which I would like to upgrade next season. I have added a Krystal Clear Saltwater system which seems to have been a GREAT idea.

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