I wanted to change all the pipes from Intex to PVC ones.
They are much cheaper, easier to connect non Intex things to, easier made to the size I needed,...
So I made the decision to finally do it.
I had some connectors for 32 tot 38 so I used these to connect all the Intex stuff to the PVC pipes.
The total project had a cost of around €200.
I had to buy 50mm ball valves, 50mm PVC, 50mm PVC connector pieces, PVC glue and PVC cleaner.
The other things I already owned.
- PVC (50mm pipes, 90° pipes, connecting pipes)
- PCV cleaner
- PVC glue
Step 1: Cutting Pipes
I started with cutting off the original 38mm Intex tubes ends.
I noticed they almost fit the 50mm PVC, so I just needed to sand it clean and it fits perfectly.
Step 2: PVC Supplies
I bought a box with all kinds of PVC pieces.
I also bought PVC cleaner and PVC glue.
Step 3: Glueing Everything Together
When everything was sanded to size, I cleaned the PVC pieces and glued everything together.
I placed 50mm ball valves, so I could close every hole in the pool when adding new things.
Step 4: Almost Finished
When everything dried out we could connect it to the pools in/outlets.
Step 5: Finished
I cut everything to size, cleaned the PVC and glued everything together.
This is the result.
When opening the ball valves I noticed some leaks at the intex connectors, I used waterproof silicone the seal the leaks.
I have 2 pumps, one fast one connected to the skimmer and one slow one for the solar mats.
At the end of the solar mats I have added an external chloor dispenser, but it's not in the pictures yet.