Cutting Larger Intake & Return holes in your Intex

theskyisthelimit99

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Jun 28, 2016
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Pittsburgh, pa
Re: Cutting Larger Intake & Return holes in your Intex

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They have a return eyeball as well, but it sucks. Get a Hayward one instead.
Yeah i was going to use the return eyeball that i think comes with the hayward wide mouth kit (also requiring to cut the return or make a new one i forget, unsure)
 

TEA POT

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Sep 11, 2017
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New Jersey
Re: Cutting Larger Intake & Return holes in your Intex

Thank you for the great tutorial, I want to add a second return on mine, this helps, where I will install the return it won't have the reinforced area, I will double the gasket area. hope it works.

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Thank you for the great tutorial, I want to add a second return on mine, this helps, where I will install the return it won't have the reinforced area, I will double the gasket area. hope it works.
I've heard no mention of EASY SET Pools, is this a problem for them?

Great thread, thanks everyone for the info. Some specific questions for my purposes.
I also want to add a second intake on my EASY SET Pool where the hose hook up is bc it is also reinforced. The idea is to add a second filter bc I have extras everywhere.. This would then get split to the return on the pool which would give me twice the filtration in theory?? I'm just larning but this little pool was alot of trial and error and I think the more fo\iltration with what I have is the way to go instead of spending more money on a Sand Filter.

What is BEST WAY to split the return if using 1.5" hoses from Intex Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump 2500? Union from Home Depot? Intex version only? Etc??? (this is assuming my cuts were without leaks)

My intention is to practice on the 8' Easy Set pool I just drained yesterday and have drying out in the yard (turned it inside out and hung it over chairs and tables as open as I can), going to place a bucket under area I am going to be cutting and then fill with water over new Larger inlet and see if there are any leaks. If this works I will try on 2 other inlets and then ultimately on the new 12' ESP. I'm aware that 2 of those filters are probably overkill but I already have them, so WHY NOT?

Any advise is greatly appreciated. I have watched a few YOUTUBE vids and really hope I can pull it off w/o any issues. I have tons of extra peices from all the previous pumps, sprayers, etc that I have ordered; really hope I have what I need. Have had numerous cartridge filter sizes from 500gph - 2500gph now.