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Thread: Hook up vacuum to an older intex with only 1 intlet and 1 outlet...

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    Hook up vacuum to an older intex with only 1 intlet and 1 outlet...

    Hello, all.

    It is that time of the year again

    I purchased a 18x9x52 Ultra Frame Intex Rectangular pool and it is the "older" style pool before they starting to put the TWO suction outlets and I am having a hard time figuring out how in the world I am supposed to hook my darn vacuum up to it. Last year, we had a newer style pool, and I would just use the hose from the bottom of the skimmer, but I also can't figure out how I am supposed to hook my skimmer up either, since there is only one outlet. I could really use some advice here. If you need any more information, or pictures, let me know! thanks!

    Here is a picture of exactly what our pool looks like, for reference.


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    Re: Hook up vacuum to an older intex with only 1 intlet and 1 outlet...

    Just connect the vacuum/skimmer to the outlet. Or do what most people here do: install a proper through-the-wall skimmer. Then you can use the outlet as a dedicated vacuum port.
    Intex Ultra Frame 24'x12'x52" (732cm x 366cm) rectangular pool
    Intex SF80220RC (1600 GPH) pump/sandfilter
    Intex SF10220 (1050 GPH) pump/sandfilter driving the
    Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner
    Intex 8220 ECO SWG, Brilix XHP100 9kW heatpump

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    Re: Hook up vacuum to an older intex with only 1 intlet and 1 outlet...

    I found that I needed an adapter...and it worked...but, I did buy a proper through the wall skimmer...just have to figure out how to install it now.

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    Re: Hook up vacuum to an older intex with only 1 intlet and 1 outlet...

    it is actually simpler than what you think. i was pretty worried about installing mine, but it was up and going within about 30mins. ask questions, i know i did
    Charles
    Coleman 16'x48"
    Intex 16" pump & Sand filter, Intex Robot Vacuum
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    Re: Hook up vacuum to an older intex with only 1 intlet and 1 outlet...

    There's like a hundred threads on this site showing exactly how it's done. Search for Intex Hayward skimmer
    Intex Ultra Frame 24'x12'x52" (732cm x 366cm) rectangular pool
    Intex SF80220RC (1600 GPH) pump/sandfilter
    Intex SF10220 (1050 GPH) pump/sandfilter driving the
    Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner
    Intex 8220 ECO SWG, Brilix XHP100 9kW heatpump

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