With stock tank pools more popular than ever, a few key parts have been out of stock lately, namely the inlet stainer.
One solution is to simply drape the inlet hose over the side fo the tank until the strainer is back in stock. While it’s not pretty, it works (I did it all last summer). You may want to use a lightweight clamp like this to hold the hose in place: Link to Irwin Quick-GRIP Clamp (Amazon). Sidenote: these Irwin Quick-Grip Clamps are the JAM. I constantly use them for DIY projects.
Otherwise, see below for the alternate through-fitting that will get you by in a pinch!
Inlet Threaded Air Connector through-fitting (Intex’s website) this comes with one rubber gasket and a strainer nut. Don’t forget the 2 3/4” hole saw!
Note: the air jet valve is currently sold out, so you’ll need to seal the air jet valve hole with silicone caulk.
(Optional, for looks) Inlet Jet Nozzle cover (Intex website)