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    How Far Away?

    Hello All,

    We've got an Intex 18'x48" with an Intex Krystal Clear 2650 Sand Filter.


    I'd love switch to PVC pipe so I could move the pump around 10 feet from the pool, setting it up behind our new storage shed.

    I want to do this for two reasons:

    1. Aesthetics - It will just look better.

    2. Safety - we have two kids under 5, I have the pump as far away as the flex hoses will allow, but I'm always afraid they are going to climb the pump and fall into the pool.

    So my question is:

    Is 10 feet too far for the intake and output for a 2650 to handle?


    Thanks

    R

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    Re: How Far Away?

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    I think you should be fine as the PVC will have lower head loss than the restrictive hoses.
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    Re: How Far Away?

    10' away isn't an issue at all.
    Are you planning on using the Intex skimmer and returns or are you changing them out?
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    Re: How Far Away?

    Bama -

    I'm planning on adding a Thru-Wall skimmer.

    I was going to follow hyperionguy's setup, but just lengthen the ins and outs to get me over to the back of our shed.

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    Re: How Far Away?

    Bama -

    I'm new to this, is there any issues using the Intex parts?

    Would others be better?

    The intake that came with my 2650 is pretty nice. The covers come off, so the intake can flow free when I hook up my vacuum. and the output is the same way when you remove the flow director.

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    Re: How Far Away?

    There's really no problem, but standard pool skimmer and returns tend to work better. Since you say that you're planning on using a thru wall skimmer, you'll like it.
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    Re: How Far Away?

    Using the intex inlet is fine. I used Hayward just because I wanted to. At $11 for the fitting and $8 for the cover it is more expensive than the $1.20 box adapter you'd need to connect standard pipe to Intex.

    If you buy the Hayward thru wall skimmer, the eyeball return comes with it. It is nicer than the one that comes with the Intex. It's included, so why not?
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