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    What parts do I need?

    Hello all,

    I have a new pool all info is in my sig. I am wanting to be able to vacuum through my pump. What attachments to I need to buy in order to accomplish this?
    Allen
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    Re: What parts do I need?

    You need to purchase a skimmer box and plumbing to plumb it to your pump/filter. You can find a slew of modifications in the above ground forum.

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    Re: What parts do I need?

    Thanks I'll take a look at that forum.
    Allen
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    Re: What parts do I need?

    I have an intex and when I want to vacuum I just pull the skimmer hose from the intake (reach into water and pull it off) and stick my vacuum hose in the intake instead.
    The suction from the pump holds it in so I've never bothered to make any special connections.

    I just have a regular vacuum hose and pole I got at walmart and a triangle shaped vacuum head from Lowes.

    When I'm done vacuuming I just remove the hose and hook the skimmer back up.

    I have changed out my intake/outlet to regular 1.5 " Hayward fittings and I just have my skimmer hose stuck in there like I do with the vacuum but even when I had the intex fittings I still vacuumed this way. The only difference was with the intex fitting I would unscrew the hose fitting that the skimmer hose was attached to so I had access to the larger opening to stick the vacuum hose in.

    Not "official" but it's simple and it works!
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    Re: What parts do I need?

    I dug through the bowels of the forums and did not find the answer I was looking for. I did however find my answer in a $3 part Intex part number 11238.
    Allen
    Intex 22' X 52" Ultra Frame Pool 11K AG
    Intex 28681EG 120v 16" Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump & Saltwater System
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    Re: What parts do I need?

    That looks like the piece that connected my skimmer hose to the intake when I still had the intex fittings. I don't know if they've changed the sizes on them but the one I had only worked with the skimmer hose. That is why I unscrewed that piece from the intake when I vacuumed. The vacuum hose would not fit over the intex piece.

    I know the ultra pools are slightly different than mine so hopefully it will work for you.

    Just a heads up... Intex pieces rarely fit anything else in the universe.

    Let us know how it goes!
    18' x 48" (42" water depth) Intex Metal Frame 6,700 Gallons
    Hayward Power-Flo LX 1.0 HP pump
    Hayward Pro Series S166T Sand Filter
    Original Intex Floating Skimmer

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    Re: What parts do I need?

    You are correct about that piece being 1 1/2" and not fitting 1 1/4" hoses, that problem is solved by Ace Hardware part #87572 another $3 part.
    Allen
    Intex 22' X 52" Ultra Frame Pool 11K AG
    Intex 28681EG 120v 16" Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump & Saltwater System
    ColorQ Pro 7 Testkit

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