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Step-by-step instructions for an intex pump

Updated February 21, 2017

Intex is a company that sells above-ground pools and accessories. The pools are popular among homeowners who do not want to dig a hole and install a frame for their pool. Instead Intex gives homeowners the option of Easy Set pools with soft sides that can be taken down at the end of each season. To keep the Intex pool clean, it's important to use an Intex pump, which is a small pump on the outside of the pool that cycles the water through a connected filter and back into the pool. Intex makes installing the pump on to the Intex pool a simple process, as all accessories are included with the pump.

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  1. Place the Intex pool pump on a level area or surface, 2 feet away from the hose connection on the pool wall.

  2. Place the nozzle union into the upper hose connection. The upper hose connection is located on the filter part of the pump. Connect the strainer union by placing it into the lower hose connection. The lower hose connection is found on the left side of the pump. These pieces will ensure the pool hose fits into the connections.

  3. Attach one end of the pool hose to the lower connection on the pool wall. Attach the other end of the hose to the upper connection on the pump. Secure the hose to the pool and pump using two hose clamps; tighten with the appropriate screwdriver.

  4. Attach the other piece of pool hose to the upper connection on the pool wall and to the lower connection on the pump. Secure the hose to each connection using two hose clamps; tighten using the appropriate screwdriver.

  5. Place a garden hose in the pool and fill the pool to 2 inches above the upper hose connection to ensure water enters the system properly. Plug the pool pump into an electrical socket and allow the system to run.

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Things You'll Need

  • Intex pool filter and included parts
  • Flathead screwdriver

About the Author

Johnathan Cronk is a freelance writer and began writing at the age of 18. Throughout his career he has specialized in sports, how-to and advice articles. He has also written sales pitches in the corporate setting since 2001. He studied business at Hudson Valley Community College before transferring to the State University of New York, Albany.

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