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    Improving Intex Circulation

    With the regular strainer grids on with my Intex 1500GPH filter pump it is hard to notice much water going in or coming out. This seemed especially odd, since when you put the hose adapter on for the skimmer, there is a LOT of suction. It turns out that the shape of the inside of the fitting is like the bell of a trumpet. It distributes the pressure over a wide area.

    My current solution is to put the skimmer hose adapter on the OUTPUT of the pump. I now have a fairly strong blast of water into the pool. You just have to remember to put the regular strainer grid back on before people swim.
    12' x 20' Intex Oval Frame Pool, AG
    Waterway 1 hp TWM Cartridge Filter
    4' x 20' solar panel
    41' water depth
    4393 Gallons according to the box.

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    I have never used the grids with mine, useless IMO. I do use an adapter( not made for Intex ) on the output with an eyeball pointed at a slightly downward angle to create a nice swirl around the edges. Mkaes the dirt go to the middle and is easy to reach with a quick vacuum.
    Hurricane Rita did not kill me, but she killed my pool!


    Intex 36'X18'x52" "elliptical pool"/ Hayward 220 filter/1HP pump 14,364 gal, or so

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    Hi, guys,

    I'm gonna' hijack the thread a little just to make a comment. I have read postings for years about Intex, Doughboy, etc. and their poor circulatory systems.

    I know these manufactureres have price points they are shooting for but it seems to me like they shoot themselves in the foot by providing such marginal equipment along with an otherwise fine product.

    I would think they tarnish their reputation and get little repeat business because of that marketing approach.

    I'm know their execs are smarter than me but it's hard to make sense out of their tactics.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    edbson,

    Please provide info on the parts you used. It does sound better than my solution. It seems it would have better circulation and not need to be removed for swimming.
    12' x 20' Intex Oval Frame Pool, AG
    Waterway 1 hp TWM Cartridge Filter
    4' x 20' solar panel
    41' water depth
    4393 Gallons according to the box.

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    I agree duraleigh, the ONLY intex parts my pool still has are the liner and supports. Fittings, hoses, filter, pump, everything is now hayward.
    Hurricane Rita did not kill me, but she killed my pool!


    Intex 36'X18'x52" "elliptical pool"/ Hayward 220 filter/1HP pump 14,364 gal, or so

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    Hello Jmills,
    Please see Rhesha's question concerning the 1500 pump (page 2 of the forum). Jaxwaterboy has a link at the bottom of his reply that leads to pictures of his conversion. May be helpful.
    5450 gallon 18' Intex Easy Set, Dynamo 3/4 hp 2 speed pump, 200# sand filter, Intex swcg, k-2006 test kit

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