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    First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    Just got the Intex 18'X48" Ultra Frame Swimming Pool and already have plans to add a through the wall skimmer, fountain and new pump with a saltwater chlorine generator. I have been doing a lot of reading and think I have most of this figure out but would like to make sure.
    For the pump I will be going with this Amazon.com: Intex 120V Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump Garden
    Will I be okay with the 1500 GPH or do yall recommend the 2150 GPH model? I am thinking the 1500 GPH should be okay.
    I assume this pump comes with 1.5" hoses and new wall fittings. If not and it comes with 1.25" then I will need 4 1-1/4 inch Cantex conduit box adaptors so that I can run 1.5" hard pipe. Or should I get larger wall fittings?
    For the skimmer I plan to go with the Hayward SP1091LX
    through the wall skimmer http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DPY196/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER. Is this meant for 1.5" or 1.25" pipe?
    Now for the plumbing and the fountain. I want to run the the old suction port and skimmer like this



    And the fountain like this but only with a second ball valve between the fountain and return fitting.


    Thank you for the help.


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    Re: First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    Well, I'm not that versed on the Intex, but just wanted to say Hi!

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Looking at your username, I assume you know my hometown growing up - Jacksonville....
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    Re: First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    The 1500 GPH pump will suffice, but if the difference in price is marginal, get the larger pump. If you ever decide to add a robotic cleaner, you'll be glad you did.

    Also, I would not recommend the pump/SWG combo units, as one or the other will invariably quit first. I suggest a standalone SWG.
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    Bigger pump separate swg and pump.

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    Re: First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    Which pump is recommended? Can do the SWG later then. Also when upgrading the pump will it come with new through the wall fittings that are 1.5" or only 1.5" hoses?

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    Re: First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    Welcome to TFP.
    I have the Intex Krystal Clear sand filter pump and love it. The one you linked is the 2150gph model. I would go with a larger model. I have the 2800gph model. Your pool is larger than mine. I would either go with the one I have or even the 3000 gph model. All are available on Amazon.

    Hoses that come with it are 1.5". I added larger outlet and return holes. Yours may already have the 1.5" since it is a 18' round.

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    It does not come with new 1.5" fittings. Just the hoses.
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    Re: First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    Yes, the 18' should already have 1.5" fittings. My 16' does.
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    Re: First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffchap View Post
    Yes, the 18' should already have 1.5" fittings. My 16' does.
    Good to know for when we upgrade our pool Jeff.
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    Re: First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by Azgirl71 View Post
    Welcome to TFP.
    I have the Intex Krystal Clear sand filter pump and love it. The one you linked is the 2150gph model. I would go with a larger model. I have the 2800gph model. Your pool is larger than mine. I would either go with the one I have or even the 3000 gph model. All are available on Amazon.

    Hoses that come with it are 1.5". I added larger outlet and return holes. Yours may already have the 1.5" since it is a 18' round.

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    It does not come with new 1.5" fittings. Just the hoses.
    That makes things a lot easier. Thank you.

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    Re: First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    Your welcome.
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    Re: First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    Does a water fall really cool a pool significantly?

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    Re: First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    Great Idea on adding the 2nd valve!
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    Re: First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    Well, I'm not that versed on the Intex, but just wanted to say Hi!

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Looking at your username, I assume you know my hometown growing up - Jacksonville....
    Thanks, sorry I missed this in the beginning.
    I am familiar with Jacksonville but never did have to be stationed there or have to train there. I spent most of my time on Oahu.

    Quote Originally Posted by swayne View Post
    Great Idea on adding the 2nd valve!

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    Re: First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    Also in the first picture. The fitting that connects the original hose to the pvc. It looks to be an electrical conduit fitting. Can someone tell me what part this is?

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    Re: First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    I think it is a electrical bushing. I cannot remember the size.
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    Re: First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    looked for it and couldnt find it on the lowes site. Will just have to take the hose with me. Im guessing the hose has different threads than the standard PVC fittings.

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    I think I found it on the homedepot site
    Carlon 1-1/2 in. Non-Metallic Terminal Adapter-E943HR-CTN - The Home Depot

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    And now that I have the part number I found it at lowes but it is no longer available
    Shop CARLON 1-1/2-in PVC Adaptor at Lowes.com

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    Re: First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    Hi! Also new and have learned a lot. I'm in the same process as you, but with a 16'x48".

    The connector in the first picture is a purpose-made adapter to go from PVC to the Intex hose. Like this:

    http://www.amazon.com/GAME-4560-Conv...887210&sr=1-22

    For the PVC side you would use a Female pipe adapter.
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    Re: First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    Ok so will the part I linked work? In other words, will it fit the intex 40mm flex tube and threaded connector.

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    Re: First above ground pool. Make sure I have everything correct.

    Here's a white PVC version of what you linked up against the intex hose:

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    You can see that the sizes are pretty far off. There is no direct PVC to Intex hose fitting that I know of. You have to use an adapter similar to the one I linked, or build a custom one (do a forum search for "intex adapter")
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