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    Intex Auto Pool Cleaner: how do i connect to a standard return?

    Yes, it worked for me. One end screws into a standard fitting and an intex nut screws onto the other end (shown in one of my pics). Rather than order online, I suggest checking with your local pool store. I know, we try to avoid these places but, sometimes they have what we need. Also, if...
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    Advice on hard plumbing AGP

    https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/intex-auto-pool-cleaner-how-do-i-connect-to-a-standard-return.164706/post-1456767 This is a link to pictures that show the plumbing on my 26' Intex pool. I replaced all the hoses with 1.5" PVC. I put unions EVERYWHERE ! just in case I ever needed to...
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    Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner

    Are you talking about the grey one with 4 wheels and hooks up to the return side instead of the suction side? I have that one. To vacuum, I turn my pump on low. If I turn it on high? The vacuum flys all around the pool and after a minute or 2 it stands on one end and shoots water straight up...
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    Intex Auto Pool Cleaner: how do i connect to a standard return?

    MirellaJoe, Google is my best friend. That's how I found that adapter. The local pool store owner is smart enough to realize that more and more people are setting up intex pools. I do try to support local stores as much as possible. However sometimes they simply price themselves out of the...
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    Vacuum for Intex Above Ground Pool

    Kellyfair, I've used a hairnet in my skimmer before but it was a black woven one with holes in it. It catches a lot but these things you mention could be pure gold!
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    Vacuum for Intex Above Ground Pool

    Run22225t2, put the panty hose or kneehigh on first then the mesh bag. The drawstring will help hold the kneehigh in place.
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    Intex Auto Pool Cleaner: how do i connect to a standard return?

    kellyfair, Here are a couple pictures of my pool plumbing. I didn't get the SWG in the picture (you can see it peeking out from behind the filter) but it also will disconnect from the return lines and from the filter. The line dropping off the back of the filter is the backwash line. I recently...
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    Intex Auto Pool Cleaner: how do i connect to a standard return?

    I've spent the past hour looking on my computer for my older pictures (my grass currently needs mowing and the mulch needs to be freshened up). But I'll get some new pictures and post them.
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    Intex Auto Pool Cleaner: how do i connect to a standard return?

    kellyfair, I do have shut off valves on everything. I also have unions on all the equipment lines so I can just unscrew them for maintenance. I added a second return on the opposite side of the pool from the skimmer. Placing it so that it blows into the steps to keep them clear of debris. I...
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    Intex Auto Pool Cleaner: how do i connect to a standard return?

    Okay, here's what I've found and it works like a charm! I found this adapter on the internet, went to my local pool supply store and they had it! They didn't have the 2 pack in stock. Only the package in the picture on my table. I didn't need the cone shaped one but this was the only combo they...
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    Intex Auto Pool Cleaner: how do i connect to a standard return?

    I'll get pictures but my point is that I have NO intex parts anymore and the hole size necessary for an intex assembly is different from the hole size necessary for a standard assembly. The inside of the (standard)return is threaded (female) with male threads for the eye itself. The diameter and...
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    Intex Auto Pool Cleaner: how do i connect to a standard return?

    Yes! The grey screwy thingy! (That's a technical term you know). I was hoping to find a simple way to build an adapter. If I figure something out I'll post it.
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    Intex Auto Pool Cleaner: how do i connect to a standard return?

    The connection to the return is where the problem lie. It comes with an intex screw on ring that fits only an intex fitting. I'll post a picture when I get home later. I've already got 2 intakes plus the skimmer and 2 returns (the original hole plus 1 I added on the back side of the pool) a...
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    Intex Auto Pool Cleaner: how do i connect to a standard return?

    I have replaced all hoses with PVC and the intex returns/fittings with standard parts. No intex parts remain except the pool itself. I recently purchased an intex auto pool cleaner (picture attached) that connects to the return. Has anyone figured out yet how to connect this vacuum to a...