AGP Heater Connections

by Jamie
(uttoxeter. u.k.)

I have an Intex 16` x 48" circular pool. Intex heaters only go up to 15` pools. The connections on the heater I bought are 32mm, the filter pump connections are 40mm.

Is there any product to either increase/reduce connection size? Are there hoses available to fit both sizes? Will be very grateful for any help, thanks in advance.



Hi Jamie. There are a few products available that might be what you are looking for. Doughboy makes an above ground pool filter hose with a different size at each end. That might be what you need. There nearest Doughboy dealer should have these, if not they could be ordered.

There is also a rubber bushing made that can be inserted into the larger hose to reduce it to the smaller size. A well stocked above ground pool department should either carry these or be able to order them.

There are also hose adapters made that can accept either size hose. If your adapters are threaded, and can be changed, this might be the best option. These might be the easiest to find, and anyone the carries Hayward products, would have access to them.

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Propane Heater For Above Ground Pool

by bb
(Seattle WA)

I have an above ground Doughboy pool that holds 20,000 gallons of water. I have a dome over the pool and I want to keep the pool at 82 degrees thru the winter in Seattle Washington. Do you know how much the cost to run my propane heater will be? I am also thinking of getting a solar assist , do you know of any great ones?



Hi BB. I am not sure about the cost of your propane. That will depend on many factors. You do need to be sure to keep as much of the heat in the pool as possible. I would suggest a solar blanket as well as the dome. The blanket may not do much to heat the pool but I bet it would keep a lot of heat from escaping.

I would also invest in solar panels. I'm not sure what the best brands are but I know there are a lot of them on the market. By getting as much solar heat into the pool as possible the propane use may be very affordable.

Heating an Above Ground Pool

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Pool Hook Up With Heater And Auto Chlorinator

by Mawmaw Vickie
(West Manchester, Ohio)

Hi, I have a 33ft above the ground pool. To the right of the skimmer is my propane pool heater, directly in front of the skimmer is the pool pump, then the cartridge filter to the left of the pump which is going away from where the heater is, then after the filter is my auto chlorinator that then feeds into the pool.

I can't recall how all the flex tubing hooks up. Seems the only option I can configure is that the chlorinator would feed into the heater after the water is filtered and then the heater water back into the pool.

Is it safe for the chlorinator that normally would feed directly into the pool, safe to feed into the heater then into the pool? Thanks for any help you can give to me- Mawmaw- Vickie



Hi Vickie. I would run the water thru the filter, then thru the heater and then thru the chlorinator. Chlorinators can push out a high quantity of chlorine that could damage the heater.

It is also a good idea to instal an anti-siphon valve between the chlorinator and the heater. This will keep highly chlorinated water from seeping back into the heater, and the filter, when the system is turned off.

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