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Thread: Pump attached to the side of the pool went bad

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    Pump attached to the side of the pool went bad

    I have a summer escapes pool 15 x 42 our pump attached to the side of the pool went bad. My neighbor has provided me with a sand filter and a 1 hp pump...we know the logistics of it but having issues with finding the right size hose attatchments as they had used pvc piping. How can I hook this up? And is a 1 hp to much for the pool? Is it going to create any problems? I only have one hose which goes from the pump on the side of the pool to the part that is attached to pool to circulate the water. Anyone help please????

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    frogabog's Avatar
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    Re: Pump attached to the side of the pool went bad

    You're going to have to modify the hoses to attach/splice to the pvc. The easiest way would be to hard pipe to the pool itself and forget the hoses. There is a thread from a couple years ago showing how this was done on one Intex pool, but with Intex equipment. I'll see if I can find it.

    This one will do, although the op's photos aren't showing up, the domain/server they're stored at seems to be gone now. Supertune's images are showing though, towards the bottom of the first page. custom-pvc-pipe-adapter-for-intex-pools-t28971.html

    Someone else will have to help with the actual pump size question.
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    Re: Pump attached to the side of the pool went bad

    That size won't be a problem. The pieces of pipe should unscrew for the valve if it's a multiport valve and you can buy adapters for the hose.
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