Upgrade pump?

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Upgrade pump?

Postby wasmussen » Thu 17 Jun, 2010 22:11

I have an Intex metal frome 15' x 48" pool and am tired down here in south Texas of the hot water. Last year algea was a problem due to the low flow of my Intex pump. I bought a Haywood LX Power pump with filter on sale. They go from about $245.00 to $269.00. I got it on sale $189.00 including tax. It was a specail sale by Leslie's Pools. It has 1 1/2" hoses and my intex with the black reducer hose which sticks out on the outside of the pole makes the return hole only 1". I managed to get it temporally hooked up but bubbles and not enough flow because of the small size hole makes the pump pulsate. I was told to buy a "Y" fitting and put a hose over the top facing down with the old blue screen on the end plus hook up the wall return to the "Y" fitting. Once the water from the wall starts flowing the gravity fed pump should pull water from the hose over the top. It is best to hard plum everything but just trying it out first is the way to go. If it doesn't work I plan on cutting a biggerr holein the liner but will buy a sheet of steel and attach each end to two of the "T" uprights. I will bend the metal by curving around each pole and then putting two nuts and bolts on each side to hold it in place. The sheet will cover the return hole and be cut out along with the hole in the liner and become a re-enforcement like a steel walled pool. This way there is something to hold on to.

I have read where a few people have cut the hole bigger but never have seen a photo of the hole cut or fitting used to replace the old one.


Upgrade pump?

Postby ginaswords » Thu 08 Jul, 2010 17:52

kgreer wrote:I just purchased a 2500 filter pump for my Intex metal frame. I hooked up the pool plunger valves on both ends. Now my intake valve is making a loud squealing noise. Has anyone figures out how to make this stop without removing it from the pool? Its kind of loud at night when I am trying to run the pump. Any help is appreciated.

I am having the same problem ... any solutions????

Upgrade pump?

Postby wasmussen » Fri 09 Jul, 2010 19:25

Check this site out where I posted my soultion to NOT cutting out a bigger hole in the wall of an INTEX Pool using an aftermarket pump..

http://www.trouble freepool.com/post195844.html#p195844

Upgrade pump?

Postby xshield » Mon 19 Jul, 2010 19:53

I just upgraded to the 2500 gph pump and which came with the adapters. I through the adapters in the trash...not really they are going on ebay. I just took my time and cut the liner. You are only expanding the hole about a 3/8 of an inch. I also bought an extra flat rubber seal to put one the interior and exterior of the liner when i installed the fittings. I have no issues and it works awesome. I hope this helps. Happy swimming.

Upgrade pump?

Postby Nicole » Fri 22 Oct, 2010 20:17

If you have issues with the pump and houses not fitting the inlets and outlets properly. I was not comfortable weakening the integrity of the pool side by cutting the hole larger. So, i simply took the hose off the inlet and looped it over the side of the pool through the hole where the liner and the pole meet. It worked great all summer. You have to tie it together. You do not need to do this with the outlet side.

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