The barbed fitting will allow the Vectra pump to use soft tubing for plumbing, while the included screen will keep foreign matter from entering and causing damage to the pump.
The Ecotech Marine Vectra Barb and Screen kit will allow your Vectra pump to use standard soft tubing such as braided vinyl or silicone tubing. The barbed fitting will be a traditional slip fitting into the output of the Vectra pump and does require PVC cement for a worry-free connection. The blue collet on Vectra pumps may be tight on barbed fittings, we recommend using a small amount of plumbing solvent and apply a large amount of force to seat the fitting in securely.
The included screen fitting will keep large debris that would normally cause damage and extreme wear to a pump from entering the pump. Since the screen is normally being pulled into the pump no solvent is needed to connect the screen to the pump inlet.
S1/M1 Barb and Screen Kit - Barb fitting will work with 3/4″ ID soft tubing.
L1 Barb and Screen Kit - Barbed Fitting will work with 1″ ID soft tubing.