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    Question Adding valve to intake

    I want to add simple ball valve to my above ground pool's intake port but not entirely sure how to connect hose to it.
    Intake has female thread where I thread my hose adapter. I'm guessing thread 1.5" diameter although it measures slightly above 1.8". I have bunch of these adapters (see pic) so I'm guessing it's no problem to glue a valve to one of them. Question is how to will I connect my standard filter hose to the valve? Just glue short piece of PVC pipe and attach hose as usual with clamp?20150610_121908.jpg
    27' AG Round (15000 gal)
    Hayward DE

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    Re: Adding valve to intake

    the easiest way would be to just buy a ball valve with the 1.5" threaded end and a normal hose fitting on it, like this
    24ft round AG, ~13k gal. Hayward power-flo matrix 1hp pump.

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    Re: Adding valve to intake

    Thanks!
    27' AG Round (15000 gal)
    Hayward DE

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    Re: Adding valve to intake

    You can also buy a screwed valve and attach a hose barb x screwd end fitting. I buy the threaded fitting so I can reuse them if I reconfigure. Valves and unions are a little pricey and I hate to throw a good one away.
    Intex 18ft dia. Ultraframe, 6500 gal. above ground Intex pool with Hayward C550 cartridge type filter and Intex Krystal Clear Ozone and saltwater system model ZS8110, Taylor K-2006 test Kit, Pool filter supplemented with Duda Diesel 1 micron filter bag
    Located in Cypress, Tx.

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    Re: Adding valve to intake

    You mean something like this?
    27' AG Round (15000 gal)
    Hayward DE

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    Re: Adding valve to intake

    Quote Originally Posted by bratan007 View Post
    You mean something like this?
    That's the animal right there.

    Here is mine installed
    Intex 18ft dia. Ultraframe, 6500 gal. above ground Intex pool with Hayward C550 cartridge type filter and Intex Krystal Clear Ozone and saltwater system model ZS8110, Taylor K-2006 test Kit, Pool filter supplemented with Duda Diesel 1 micron filter bag
    Located in Cypress, Tx.

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