Will This Tubing Work?

Waffen06

Member
Jun 23, 2019
15
Shelby, Ohio
Im trying to hook up a solar heater to my intex pool. I found adapters to go from the threaded to either 1-1/4 or 1-1/2 tubing. I found clear PVC Vinyl tubing at Lowes I can buy per foot, would this work? Idk what psi Id be running but says good to 25 psi. If this wont work anywhere else I can get cheap hose? This will only be hooked up for about 3 months.
 

Waffen06

Member
Jun 23, 2019
15
Shelby, Ohio
Ill have to look tonight. I found an adapter at Lowes that threads onto what I have. Only problem I see is Intex uses a rubber seal, if I use this adapter theres no flat sealing surface for a seal only threads. Would thread tape work in this case?
 

partsman

Well-known member
Apr 28, 2017
210
Westerly RI
You can try it, but I don’t think that will be a water tight seal.
I had an intex sand filter hooked up to the easy set we used to have. I made some fittings using intex hose nuts, box adapters, and inch and a half pvc threaded adapters. I used the intex rubber seals too, no leaks!

I used this guide...

 
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Waffen06

Member
Jun 23, 2019
15
Shelby, Ohio
Thanks for the help, bought all my supplies and decided to hook up my solar heater right to the pump before I did all the work. Glad I did as it had a pretty large leak from storage over the winter, guess Im taking it all back till I decide on another solar heater