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    Bought my new pump! Need hoses.

    I bought a Hayward Power-Flo LX SP1580, 1HP pump. The sand filter is on the pad, but nothing is connected to the pool.

    The skimmer suction line is PVC from the skimmer at the far end of the pool down to the cement pad where the pump and filter go. The cement pad is right next to the return port on the pool itself.

    I can't find the hoses that the previous owners used, so I'll have to get new ones.

    Do I use hose? or PVC pipes?

    I have some pics:
    The suction is a 2" pipe


    The return is 1 1/2"


    The suction from the skimmer opens to a bigger joint


    The filter


    The whole setup (without the pump)
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    Re: Bought my new pump! Need hoses.

    Looks like barbed fittings, use flex hose and hose clamps.
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    Re: Bought my new pump! Need hoses.

    If you do go with flex hose, double clamp all the fittings.

    Also, that pipe is really 1-1/2". 1-1/2" pipe is 1.9" outside diameter and 1.59" inside diameter. I'f you'll look on the side of some of those fittings the size will be molded on there.
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    Re: Bought my new pump! Need hoses.

    Thanks. How about the fitting on the end of the pipe from the skimmer? Can you tell what that is?
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    Re: Bought my new pump! Need hoses.

    That's half of a union type valve. The pipe itself is 1.5" Schedule 40 PVC. That's what I'd recommend for the whole works. You can get parts and fittings at most any Home Depot, Lowe's etc., even on Sunday to fix problems. And use plenty of unions so you can take it apart.

    Looks like maybe they have it set up so you can take a plug out of the skimmer pipe to drain the pool down for winter and to keep the water level down while it's closed.
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    Re: Bought my new pump! Need hoses.

    Thanks for the input.
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