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Forum: Intex-type Pool Setup & Operations

If you are getting, or have, an Intex type pool, this is the place for questions about site prep, setup, pumps, filters and operations.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQs & Guides: Intex-type Pool

    ______________________________________________ FAQs & Guides for Intex, Bestway, Coleman, etc, ______________________________________________ ...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-01-2018 02:22 PM
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    06-01-2018 02:22 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Convert a Summer Escapes / Pro Series pool to use an Intex sand filter & pump

    There are so many configurations and some many threads out there, i will be trying to update this as i go. How to convert a Summer Escapes to...

    Started by eblade21‎, 06-13-2014 03:53 PM
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    sticky, sticky-summer-escapes
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    08-26-2014 01:57 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Maintenance and Cleaning Tools for Soft-side (Intex-type) pools

    Here's a quick list of cleaning and maintenance tools many have found helpful; feel free to add to this thread items that have worked well for you. ...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-13-2014 07:51 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Contact info, BBB reports & Reviews of Intex, Summer Escapes & Bestway pools

    _____________________________________________ I've discovered there are at least 3 Chinese manufacturers supplying 'Intex-type' pools to the US...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 08-03-2013 06:20 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-17-2013 07:19 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Intex installation and trouble-shooting videos, how-to's and manuals

    Intex (www.intexcorp.com) has a wealth of information on their website for their customers, but it's often hard to find. And, if you find it, it can...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 04-25-2012 11:12 AM
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    04-25-2012 11:12 AM Go to last post
  1. Vacuum the pool using the Intex A filter pump.

    I have been using my shop vac to try to keep the bottom of the pool clean from the dirt and crud that settles into the nooks,seams, and crannies on...

    Started by Larryh86GT‎, 07-08-2013 11:42 AM
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    12-08-2014 08:25 AM Go to last post
  2. Another winter close question

    So I'm ready to drain my 18' x 48" Intex Ultra pool. I go to the hardware store and pick up a long enough garden hose to get from the pool to the...

    Started by rkooz‎, 10-11-2014 09:36 AM
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    10-15-2014 08:41 AM Go to last post
  3. Taking pool down for the winter.

    Any advice for take down and storage of our 22' x 52" intex pool. Getting too cool and time to close it down. We decided early in the summer we'd...

    Started by mcbdz‎, 09-19-2014 01:57 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-07-2014 02:44 PM Go to last post
  4. Smile As the First Season Comes to a Close

    As of yesterday my first season is officially ended. It was a warm, sunny day, so I put on my swimsuit and thoroughly cleaned the pool (Intex Easy...

    Started by hollyp53‎, 09-28-2014 12:38 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-29-2014 02:23 PM Go to last post
  5. Using 1-25 Micron Bags in Skimmer

    My husband and I are both disabled, and we're finding that we cannot stay on top of keeping the filter cartridge clean. Since we've been trying to...

    Started by ransomedbyfire‎, 09-02-2014 04:40 PM
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    09-06-2014 06:20 PM Go to last post
  6. Will a Krystal Clear Sand Pump and Saltwater System work for my pool?

    We just purchased a ProSeries 14' x 42" metal frame above ground pool -...

    Started by inhope‎, 08-03-2014 10:49 PM
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    08-23-2014 05:31 PM Go to last post
  7. Rain topping off Intex 15x48 pool...

    Rained a few inches in NYC last two days. Water level is nearing the top of my Intex 15x48 metal frame pool. What should I do, if anything? Empty...

    Started by Robryan29‎, 07-15-2014 07:29 PM
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    08-01-2014 10:32 AM Go to last post
  8. Smile How to Find Leaks in Easy Set Inflatable Ring

    After unsuccessfully "listening" for leaks and "watching for soap bubbles", I tried a suggestion that I read on another website. Placing a wet piece...

    Started by hollyp53‎, 07-28-2014 04:36 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-28-2014 07:53 PM Go to last post
  9. New Pool Owner

    Hello everybody! I am a newer pool owner, I hope to learn more about pool maintenance from you all! We bought a Pro Series 20' x 48" pool this...

    Started by CMaxim‎, 07-15-2014 10:36 AM
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    07-25-2014 11:19 PM Go to last post
  10. New Pool

    Hello everyone, I need some advise please. We purchased an Intex 16x48 above ground pool Saturday. We started filling it Saturday night and Sunday...

    Started by mdthomp‎, 07-09-2014 02:31 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-25-2014 10:42 PM Go to last post
  11. Best time to run SWG and Pump

    My search-fu must be weak today because I couldn't find an answer to this question that I'm sure has been asked hundreds of times; what is the best...

    Started by QiingGuy‎, 07-23-2014 12:24 PM
    day, pump, run, schedule, time
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    07-23-2014 12:24 PM Go to last post
  12. Intex Ultra Frame 16' x 48" build

    Picked up an Intex 16' x 48" Ultra Frame a couple of weeks ago but due to weather and a busy schedule I haven't had the time to start putting it...

    Started by jab240‎, 06-02-2014 12:06 PM
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    07-14-2014 04:02 PM Go to last post
  13. Intex Ultra Frame 18 x 48 Pool

    I've got my pool full. I've been circulating water for about 5.5 hrs. I added 7 doses of bleach while filling. Pool capacity is 6423 gals. I just got...

    Started by slick6‎, 07-06-2014 08:37 PM
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    07-11-2014 06:14 PM Go to last post
  14. Intex 12x30 _what is my daily dose

    Hi all. Of course I found this fourm after I filled my pool and its been running almost a week no issues yet but my pH is starting to get low (7.0)...

    Started by greenfae30‎, 06-11-2014 07:13 PM
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    07-07-2014 03:19 PM Go to last post
  15. Getting ready to fill pool

    Ok, got the pool cleaned with baking soda and water. I'm ready to start filling. I will be using the SSR on the forum. My question is about the...

    Started by slick6‎, 07-05-2014 12:27 PM
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    07-06-2014 04:07 PM Go to last post
  16. Filter / Pumps / New Pool

    Hello, I am looking to purchase a 17' x 52" Summer Escapes metal frame above ground pool. It has listed to include one C type filter cartridge...

    Started by rkooz‎, 05-19-2014 12:16 PM
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    07-04-2014 08:47 AM Go to last post
  17. Cleaning My Intex Pool

    Ok, new here. I'm asking for some advice. I have an 18 x 48 Intex Ultra Frame round pool with the OEM pump and a Intex SWG. Last summer my daughter...

    Started by slick6‎, 07-02-2014 04:15 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-03-2014 09:29 AM Go to last post
  18. Replacement ladder for intex rail pool

    I wanted to get the forums opinion on a good replacement ladder. I have the Intex pool with the metal frame system and the ladder that came with it...

    Started by NJPaul‎, 06-27-2014 04:19 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-02-2014 06:00 PM Go to last post
  19. Greetings From Vegas - LEAKS!

    This is the only place forum will allow me to post so mods feel free to move to appropriate area if necessary. Were due to start construction on...

    Started by QiingGuy‎, 06-15-2014 11:43 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-01-2014 12:28 PM Go to last post
  20. Pump advice

    Hello, I bought an Intex 18' x 48" and it has been up for two weeks. I found quite a lot of information on this site regarding maintenance of pool...

    Started by skydoc‎, 06-28-2014 07:58 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-29-2014 09:04 PM Go to last post
  21. Smile Our First Pool -- Intex 9 x 12

    This is going to be our first pool so I want to make sure I get things right from start. We ordered our pool online and it won't arrive until July 1...

    Started by BlackQueen40‎, 06-21-2014 09:48 PM
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    06-28-2014 04:58 PM Go to last post
  22. What do plunger valves do & are they necessary?

    I have a 14 x 4 intex pool with a saltwater system & the small filter that came with it. This is the 2nd year for the saltwater system so I know how...

    Started by tfloris‎, 06-24-2014 06:08 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-26-2014 10:22 PM Go to last post
  23. Question on ground cover/tarp for pool

    Hi, I've been lurking for a while and I can't quite find what I am looking for. Every year we have been getting a new Intex pool, usually a 10...

    Started by El Barto‎, 06-26-2014 08:56 PM
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    06-26-2014 08:56 PM Go to last post
  24. Red face Looking for above ground pool steps

    Looking for above ground pool steps that my wife can safely carry a toddler in and out of the pool by herself. Our pool is a Summer Escapes 17 x...

    Started by King Kudzu‎, 06-04-2014 04:40 PM
    sticky, sticky-intex-steps
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    06-26-2014 04:54 PM Go to last post
  25. how i vacume my intex

    this is what I made for about $10 at Lowes I attach it to the intake side and swim around and suck up all the dirt.

    Started by fishlips‎, 06-25-2014 05:45 PM
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    06-26-2014 02:30 PM Go to last post
  26. Deb62's pool

    Hi, I just set up my 15 x 42 intex pool. I did read the super simple recipe info (very helpful)....I added the bleach as directed while the pool...

    Started by Deb62‎, 06-22-2014 05:42 PM
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    06-25-2014 05:55 PM Go to last post
  27. Adding support to an Intext steel frame pool installed on un-level ground

    Since I can't post to the Intex forum yet, I'll post here and hope for the best. I have a 15'x48" Intex steel frame pool. My backyard has a slope,...

    Started by jimevans_2000‎, 06-24-2014 11:39 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-25-2014 09:16 AM Go to last post
  28. Sloped ground for Intex pool.

    The area we want to put a 22' round pool has about 10" of slope in it. Is it possible to build some type of retaining wall on the low side and then...

    Started by sooner‎, 06-24-2014 04:17 AM
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    06-25-2014 09:11 AM Go to last post
  29. Sta-Rite pump for Intex pool

    Hello all, I bought my house in October and the previous owner left me there Intex pool. It's approximately 5,000 gallons, but I'm. It sure the...

    Started by Pntbllr233‎, 06-23-2014 07:54 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-24-2014 11:49 PM Go to last post
  30. Need advice installing Intex 9x18 please!!!

    Hi. I have pool but confused about setup. 1. videos show pool being set up over grass, but we are also told surface has to be absolutely level...

    Started by larrylintz‎, 06-22-2014 03:11 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-24-2014 11:26 AM Go to last post

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