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Thread: Can this solar heater be connected to an Intex Pool

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    Can this solar heater be connected to an Intex Pool

    I am considering buying this solar heater (I'm not sure of the brand). I currently have a 14' intex ultra metal frame pool with the pump that comes with the pool. I think the pump is 1000 gph and has 1 1/4" hoses. Does anyone know if this connects somehow directly to the pump. I also have the intex saltwater generator that is connected to the pump. Any thoughts or help would be appreciated. If worse comes to worse I could just attach a hose and my submersible pump to the heater but obviously it would be easier to connect to the intex stuff I have. Thanks
    Location: Long Island, NY
    Gallons: 5000 Gallons
    Pool: 15' Saltwater 5000
    Filter: Pentair 1 HP Optiflow Pump w/ Clean & Clear 75Sq Ft Cartridge Filter
    SWG: Intex CS8110

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    Re: Can this solar heater be connected to an Intex Pool

    Sorry to say that it is just really a waste of money as it does not have enough surface area to warm up your pool very little, (if at all). You would need probably over 12 to see a difference in the pool temp. Lot's of folk here been through same thing. Instead buy a good quality solar blanket, and don't run your pump at night as that will help even more.
    Ultra 16', Intex Sand filter/pump combo, 8' x 20' solar panels, solar blanket w/roll tube, 1" extruded foam floor with Gorilla pad, Liquid chlorine and stabilizer.

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    Re: Can this solar heater be connected to an Intex Pool

    That will work but you won't get much heat rise. I had two and they helped when the water was already warm but not much when it was cold. I can only say that now because I have standard panels to compare it to. I got them from the lnk below for $99 and parts to install cost another $100. Watch them, the price will drop. Also, if you live in a decent size town, the heater you posted often shows up on Craigslist and so do solar panels. http://www.doheny.com/poolsupplies/A...tem-18101.html
    Sharkline Reprieve 15x52 (3/14). Still using Intex 2650 Sand Filter with Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 3/4 HP pump (6/15). Solar Cover cut into strips for easy removal, (2) 2*10 Space Saver solar panels. Swim Jet HD Robot (by Aquabot) (3/15). Chlorine Liquidator (4 gal). 4 person hot tub. Hard pipe is the way to go for improved flow! Retired Lil Shark (3/15). Starite Max E Therm 333k BTU Propane Heater w/ 24 gal tank (7/15).

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    Re: Can this solar heater be connected to an Intex Pool

    Forgot to answer your question.. Yes, you can connect it to an Intex pool. The adapter may be included.
    Sharkline Reprieve 15x52 (3/14). Still using Intex 2650 Sand Filter with Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 3/4 HP pump (6/15). Solar Cover cut into strips for easy removal, (2) 2*10 Space Saver solar panels. Swim Jet HD Robot (by Aquabot) (3/15). Chlorine Liquidator (4 gal). 4 person hot tub. Hard pipe is the way to go for improved flow! Retired Lil Shark (3/15). Starite Max E Therm 333k BTU Propane Heater w/ 24 gal tank (7/15).

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