I am plumbing my new Hayward XStream filter system into my Intex ABG pool and have to do some tap dancing with the fittings. I want to eliminate most of the flow restrictions and also do a real clean setup. I am looking for recommendations on hard replumbing the entire setup and would appreciate any creative suggestions.
Here's my current setup. I think I need to toss the hose and plunger valves as I cannot figure out how to effectively connect to the pump or filter. I tried to salvage them by using a 1.5" MPT to 2" MPT union, but that did not seal tightly.
Pictures are worth a thousand words, right?
Both inlet and outlets are 2" MPT
Plunger valves screw to inlet/outlet with 2" FPT with rubber step washer.
1.5" ID Intex hose with 2" FPT to attach to valve. 1.5" extensions with O-rings on above plunger valves seal into hose.
Both pump inlet and outlet have a 1.5" FPT. In addition to the 1.5" FPT, they also have a larger 2+" MPT fitting.
The pump/filter setup (Hayward XStream 1000) came with a union to connect the pump output to the filter inlet. The filter outlet is a simple 1.5" FPT.
The SWG generator has a 2" MPT on both inlet and outlet with an O-ring to provide a tight seal to the hose.
Finally, I also purchased a Hayward ABG skimmer which came with a return. 1.5" FPT