If the Intex inlet strainer connector (1.5") is out of stock, try this! Due to incredibly high demand for stock tank pool, Intex has run out of stock for this part, so I designed a very similar alternative which can be 3D printed on demand. This threaded inlet strainer connector is designed for Intex and Bestway pump systems which use threaded 1.5" hoses (it will not fit 1.25" hoses).
3D printing can be *very* expensive. In fact, the first iteration was twice as expensive to produce, so I made the following modifications to minimize cost:
Why is this so darned expensive?
- Integrated the inlet grill into the part, which results in a less bulky, lower profile design
- Removed threaded connectors on the part which sit inside of the pool (it will not connect to skimmer baskets)
- Reduced the part's wall thickness.
Because this part is 3D printed (on demand) it is significantly more expensive than the Intex part which is injection molded in extremely large quantities, so before you buy this part I encourage you to doublecheck availability of the Intex inlet strainer (link
Shipping and Production Lead Times
Please allow 2-3 weeks for production (3D printing) and shipping from the New York factory. Depending on demand, it may take longer.
Intex Equivalent Parts
Can replace Intex threaded inlet strainer connectors for 1.5" hoses:
SKU #: 11235
SKU #: 10744