Intex pump and sand filter combo - what can I use to replace the hose connecting them?

Jul 10, 2016
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sacramento
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Everything was hard plumbed except that hose that worked. It developed a leak lately. Tried to hard plumb with pvc but I cannot get a curve to match one end to the other. Ended up with a flexible coupling but I don't like how it looks: here's the one I used Is there anything else I can use? Thank you.
 

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Sep 10, 2013
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El Cajon CA
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Everything was hard plumbed except that hose that worked. It developed a leak lately. Tried to hard plumb with pvc but I cannot get a curve to match one end to the other. Ended up with a flexible coupling but I don't like how it looks: here's the one I used Is there anything else I can use? Thank you.
Do you have pics of your setup? You could use flexible PVC like they use on Hot Tubs or Spas. You should be able to get it from a local Hot Tub supply. I know on my setup I just needed a 90* elbow to connect pump to filter.
 
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Jul 10, 2016
20
sacramento
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20190313_193410.jpg 20190313_193410.jpg Thank you for the videos. I tried searching but didn't find these. The first video has some kind of flexible hose connecting pump and filter but I cannot see what it is. The second vid mentions 1.5 flexible pvc, and it looks like it might work. Is this what I need? link And what connectors do I use to make it work with regular pvc?
 

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Sep 10, 2013
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El Cajon CA
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If it were me I would redo the whole pipe between the pump and filter. You can get new parts and just cut down the coupling that is circled so the pipe is at a 90* so you don't need the flexible part. It looks like it wouldn't take much, 1/8" - 3/16" on either side should do it. 20190313_193410.jpg