Intex Plumbing

May 6, 2017
16
Eugene
#1
Last year I got a sand filter and got it working with the little pool with quite a few leaky things.

This year I have an ultraframe pool, but with the 1.25" hoses. So I'm planning on cutting holes for return and skimmer.

As far as sealing I was planning tfe paste for threads and divers silicone for not threads.

Is there anything better?
 

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#2
Last year I got a sand filter and got it working with the little pool with quite a few leaky things.

This year I have an ultraframe pool, but with the 1.25" hoses. So I'm planning on cutting holes for return and skimmer.

As far as sealing I was planning tfe paste for threads and divers silicone for not threads.

Is there anything better?
Use Teflon Tape on the threads, and silicone or Teflon based o-ring lube on rubber/vinyl gaskets, if it says 'divers' or 'pool' silicone is irrelevant.
 
May 6, 2017
16
Eugene
#3
Thanks!I didn't use silicone until late in the year and it was good. The Teflon tape was a mess, so I was going to give the sealing paste a go. It worked real well for some sink repair I did.