I'm new to this forum...so, HELLO!!
I have an 18x48 intex metal frame pool that we bought from walmart last summer and it came with a 1500 gph filter pump. Well, it bit the dust last week by making this horrible grinding/whining noise, I do not know what's wrong with it, nor do I care as it didn't do it's job anyways. I'm looking to replace it and have decided to go with a 4000 gph pump (intex) BUT the ONLY ones I can find is the kind that takes 2 HOSES....one for sucking (filtering) the water out of the pool and one for BLOWING the water back into the pool (please excuse my slang garb as I am such a pool novice)..anyways, my current pool pump has only ONE hose and it goes from the bottom left of the pump and blows the filtered water back into the pool. The pump is mounted onto the side of my pool attatched to a square hole that was made into the liner and is secured with screws to what I assume is the skimmer mouth plate. NOWHERE on the web have I been able to find a pump that will fit this...I'm wondering if I got some outdated pool because everyone around here where I live doesn't have one like this and I bought mine from the SAME WALMART they did, LOL. I emailed a seller on ebay that has the pump I want http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... TQ:US:1123 and he told me that it could be installed but if i didnt have someone handy that knew what they were doing to NOT attempt it and to call the manufacturer for a replacement. Well, I've heard nothing but horror stories about the customer service from this company and really want to avoid them if at all possible. What I need to know is that is there some sort of adapter that will fit into the square hole and allow me to use the regular hoses? Or is there just a special pump OTHER than the 1500 gph which is a piece of DOO-DOO for that much water...OR is there any kind of tool to cut or punch out the correct size to install the plastic ring for the hose to fit on? I'm so sorry for being so longwinded, but I live in Florida where the weather has topped 106 already and have 2 children that have looked forward all winter to getting into the pool and I just can't seem to find something to fix my problem. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. (I have pictures of the pump mounted on the side of the pool if that will help, just let me know) God Bless.
edited-posted pictures per request