We have a solution for all of you that have an 1 1/2" inlet that does not have threads. These pools just have a bare 1 1/2" PVC pipe that returns the water to the pool. With a few simple pieces of PVC you can now attach your Beluga Solar Pool Heating Device. You will need to purchase a "Pipe Extender" and a "Female Adapter" therse parts simple push together to create an adapter. You can add silicone to secure the connection further.
Check out our video for further information
Here is a traditional setup on an in-ground and an above ground pool. Remeber it is important to keep the hose level with the top of the pool. The Beluga is not made to push water to a height greater than 3 feet. It is not important to have the hose coiled neatly by your pool but for the hose to be in the SUN!
It is extremely important to install the Beluga with the cap completely open. Once you have started your pump you can slowly close the device to start the flow of water into the hose.
The water flow through the Beluga is recommended at 40-50 gallons per hour. That stream is either the diameter of a dime or the width of your little finger. This water flow maximizes the amount of heat that will transfer to the water. A more robust stream of water will tend to cool the hose and not heat the water. Slow the water down and increase the effectiveness of your Beluga
Check out the video below for a quick tutorial.
An eyeball or directional fitting is typically a 3 part insert that fist inside the standard 1 1/2" return fitting. This fitting is typically used to direct the flow of water in your pool. In order to hook up the Beluga you will need to simply remove this fitting. Check out this video to see how to remove your eyeball or directional fitting.
The standard eyeball fitting has the three pieces. The outer cap is typically just hand tight and will unscrew. Once the cap piece is removed the middle eyeball piece will simply fall out. This leaves the sleeve fitting in the return. This sleeve can sometimes be unscrewed by hand other times it will require a special tool to remove it.