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    Bubbles in pump filter basket - I'm STUMPED - multivalve setting filter vs. recirculate

    Hi Folks - I had a new above ground pool installed about a week ago (see signature for pool/pump/filter specs). Since day one, I have had large bubble(s) in the pump basket in the lid. I run the pump on the low speed setting about 10 hours a day and the pool is crystal clear. Running the pump...
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    New AGP - advice/feedback on equipment, plumbing, electrical plan

    Hi Folks - Stepping up to a Sharkline Matrix 24' round x 54'' high from an Intex 18 x 52" round. Thanks to this site and the great advice offered here, I was successful the last few summers keeping the pool crystal clean with good ol' bleach and my test kit. The matrix pool will be delivered...
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    intex parts available

    Hello intex owners - I have pretty much all of the parts to a six year old intex 18´ round x 52¨ ultra frame pool that I have no use for. Rather that haul this stuff out the curb as garbage, I thought I might be able to help some folks and see if anyone needs a part or two that I can supply...
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    pump advice for future above ground

    Hello everyone - so after 6 years with an intex 18´ round, we will be upgrading to a 24´ x 54¨ round next summer. I am liking what I read about the Sharkline Matrix, but haven´t finalized that decision. I plan on purchasing the pool, pump, and filter this year to hopefully take advantage of...
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    Intex 18'x52" - need non Intex liner option?

    Hi Folks - So I'm hoping the vast knowledge base here at TFP can help me solve my problem. I have had an Intex Ultra Frame Round Pool that measures 18' diameter x 52" high for about 6 or seven years. Its been customized with the Hayward skimmer, hard plumbed, and have upgraded the pump. The...
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    intex hard plumb - pump to 1.5" pvc

    Hello folks - I want hard plumb my intex 18' round x 52" AGP and use 1.5" pvc. I just upgraded to an intex 3,000 gph intex pump/sand filter. It appears that a standard 2" pvc female threaded to slip fitting will screw right onto the "out" port on the intex pump (see pics attached). I'm...
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    hayward skimmer - remove from pool when taking down intex pool?

    Hi folks - I, like many, take down my intex ultraframe 18 x 52 pool for inside storage during the winter. For the folks that have installed a Hayward skimmer that take down the pool, do you remove it or leave it attached? I'm concerned that if I remove it, the cut out for the skimmer may...
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    Hayward eyeball return jet... to Gameboy adapter... to intex hose - LEAKING

    Hi Folks - I just tried installing the Hayward return jet that came with the Hayward skimmer I installed a while ago. I connected the return jet to a Gameboy adapter (see pics below) to enable an easy connection to the stock intex return line. Does the hayward return jet to Game Boy adapter...
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    Hayward Skimmer installation - location on Intex

    Hi folks - I have purchased a Hayward Skimmer for my 18' x 52" Intex Ultra round pool. While there are several threads that provide specific installation instructions, there isn't too much on where to actually locate the skimmer for best perfomance. From pictures posted on various threads on...