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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
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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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  1. Intex metal frame restraining rope

    Good evening. I just erected my Intex 15x48 metal frame pool. I placed the poles inside the restraining rope, as directed. However, while...

    Started by Robryan29‎, 06-16-2014 08:36 PM
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    06-24-2014 09:27 AM Go to last post
  2. Tear in Vinyl

    Hello Im new to this forum. We own a 3 yr old ultra frame, 16' round 48" deep pool. Finally got it up with an upgrade to an Intex sand filter salt...

    Started by fredtex‎, 06-22-2014 08:37 AM
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    06-24-2014 09:27 AM Go to last post
  3. Brand New Intex Pool User

    New to the pool world. We have a 15x42 (3284 gallon) Intex frame pool with cartridge filter up for just the summer. We set it up and filled it last...

    Started by JenSully‎, 06-19-2014 03:57 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-22-2014 09:41 AM Go to last post
  4. Using the filter/pump for vacuuming?? How??

    I have read of others who are using their filter/pump to vacuum. Can anyone please tell me how you do this? Also, what parts are needed? As of now I...

    Started by mommak‎, 06-19-2014 09:35 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-20-2014 07:12 AM Go to last post
  5. How much salt for Intex 16 x 48 with 54601EG Salt Water System (no manual)

    Bought this used and I cannot find the manual. Does anyone have one and could you tell me how much salt to use initially (and any other tips) it is...

    Started by QiingGuy‎, 06-18-2014 09:09 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-19-2014 12:44 AM Go to last post
  6. Pool Installation on a Slope

    Hey everyone! Glad to finally have registered after lurking this forum for the past week. Here's my situation, and I hope I can provide enough...

    Started by NekroDan‎, 06-13-2014 09:55 AM
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    sticky, sticky-retaining-wall
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    06-18-2014 01:02 AM Go to last post
  7. how to clean the solar cover when it's filthy

    The top of our pool solar cover is caked with pollen and other debris from trees. What is the best way to clean one? Each time I have to take it off...

    Started by mommak‎, 06-17-2014 07:24 PM
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    06-17-2014 11:24 PM Go to last post
  8. Foam Vs Sand for bottom?

    Foam vs sand? Breaking ground this weekend for my 16x48 pool! So level, foam board (or sand) and tarp? Been searching for foam board vs sand...

    Started by Slammed01‎, 06-16-2014 05:28 PM
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    06-16-2014 05:28 PM Go to last post
  9. New member from Bay Area, Ca! New Intex 16x48 going in!

    Hello all, was browsing the forum and enjoyed it so I signed up. Looking to learn and share experiences here! Picked up a 16x48 intex on sale...

    Started by Slammed01‎, 06-12-2014 06:38 PM
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    06-16-2014 05:21 PM Go to last post
  10. Newby with Intex 16 x 32

    I am new to this site and just wanted to stop in and say hello to all of you wonderful people who post such informative stuff! My husband and I just...

    Started by amosobie‎, 06-10-2014 05:13 PM
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    06-14-2014 12:23 AM Go to last post
  11. Can't get pool clear

    I have an Intex Ultra Frame AGP 15'48". We put up last summer. Winter cover blew off in Spring storm and dumped leaves in pool. We first fought the...

    Started by Ritter‎, 06-09-2014 08:36 AM
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    06-14-2014 12:17 AM Go to last post
  12. summer escape pool filter to an Intex pool filter

    Hi, We have a summer escape pool (a cheap type of pool from our local store). We just converted the original filter to a Intex pool filter. Does...

    Started by mbcrh56‎, 06-08-2014 04:40 PM
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    06-11-2014 10:08 PM Go to last post
  13. Question Intex SF20110 suction

    I have tried looking for an answer to this question but have not been able to find one. I turned on my pump and the water coming into the pool...

    Started by mommak‎, 06-10-2014 02:29 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-11-2014 11:49 AM Go to last post
  14. Intex pool setup advice

    Hi, I am setting up an intex pool. It's 32ft x 16ft in size. I am leveling the ground by moving dirt from the high areas to the low ones. I have the...

    Started by mitchlog‎, 06-08-2014 05:10 PM
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    06-10-2014 11:20 PM Go to last post
  15. Replacement Intex Pool Pumps

    Anyone have any suggestions for a better pump? I have an Intex 10" and am looking to upgrade to the ultra frame 25 x 12, but want a pump that will...

    Started by monz11‎, 06-09-2014 09:35 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-10-2014 11:14 PM Go to last post
  16. Footprint for Intex 20'x12'x48" easy set oval pool

    Hi there, I am wondering how large the footprint is for this pool when you include supports. Thank you!

    Started by molomatic‎, 06-09-2014 08:58 PM
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    06-10-2014 02:17 PM Go to last post
  17. Salt water and stairs....

    Hi all - thanks for the forum! I've been lurking for a while but now it's time to ask questions... We have an easy set 48x18 at our weekend place....

    Started by Kailuamom‎, 06-02-2014 11:45 AM
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    06-10-2014 12:32 AM Go to last post
  18. Cool New setup- driveway? 16x48 Ultra Intex / Saltwater

    Hi, New user here. I have a new setup 16x48 Ultra Intex / Saltwater in the box. I have a very sloped yard with lots of mature trees and extensive...

    Started by roverdew‎, 06-06-2014 11:58 AM
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    06-09-2014 02:19 PM Go to last post
  19. New Intex pool owner from Michigan

    Hello I'm a new owner of a 15x42 intex pool and just looking for info on set up and up keep. It has the filter that came with pool kit.

    Started by rovn69‎, 06-03-2014 03:29 PM
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    06-06-2014 05:51 PM Go to last post
  20. Red face New to Pools and trying to figure this all out

    Hi everyone, I am just getting started with our first pool and looking for any info possible to make sure we do it all right. Thanks in advance...

    Started by Elisabeth‎, 06-03-2014 09:42 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-06-2014 12:09 PM Go to last post
  21. New gal with new 5k gal 15' pool

    Hi all! I registered several days ago but this is the first chance I've had to actually post. Been busy getting everything ready for the new...

    Started by dvsgrl‎, 06-03-2014 09:01 AM
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    06-06-2014 09:07 AM Go to last post
  22. Question skimmer questions

    I see that Intex makes a skimmer that I could use for my pool. Is this a good idea to purchase? Any pro's or con's? How do you attach them and so...

    Started by mommak‎, 06-02-2014 10:08 PM
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    06-02-2014 10:08 PM Go to last post
  23. buying first pool

    Hello, I am new to this forum and I just placed an order for an Intex 22' x 52" ultra frame pool today (at least 10500 gallons to 12000 gallons). My...

    Started by skydoc‎, 06-01-2014 07:04 PM
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    06-02-2014 09:54 PM Go to last post
  24. Please Help on Intex krystal clear saltwater system

    Hi everyone Hope everyone is enjoying their pool, I am purchasing a summer escapes pro-frame 14' x 42 inch which holds approx 3300 gallons of...

    Started by eblade21‎, 05-27-2014 03:27 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-01-2014 06:06 PM Go to last post
  25. Exclamation Intex Metal Frame Pin Parts

    Okay, we leveled the ground, got our 18'by 52" pool set up, after 3 years of storing it. We have some pin holes to patch. The problem now is the pins...

    Started by mommak‎, 06-01-2014 06:05 AM
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  26. Angry Leak in new Intex pool - What to do?

    I have upgraded us to an Intex metal frame pool - 15' by 48". I was setting it up today for the first time and, upon putting water in, discovered a...

    Started by donovan.lambright‎, 05-31-2014 04:54 PM
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    05-31-2014 10:11 PM Go to last post
  27. Smile New member in Eastern NC

    Hello All, Just installed our new 18 x 52" Intex pool. All is well, girls went swimming in it today. Only hiccup is water was yellow/green upon...

    Started by SaltLife‎, 05-31-2014 02:23 PM
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    05-31-2014 03:46 PM Go to last post
  28. intex 16x48

    I am a first time pool owner. Got the pool set up over the weekend and got all the levels Correct . I added algae control last night. I haven't...

    Started by cashem‎, 05-30-2014 12:59 AM
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    05-30-2014 03:02 PM Go to last post
  29. Post preparing area

    Okay, this may be a silly question. Can we set up our Intex pool on top of the grass? Or do we need to clear the grass first? I think it's been...

    Started by mommak‎, 05-28-2014 10:31 PM
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    05-30-2014 03:01 PM Go to last post
  30. new user posting for 1st time

    I 'm relatively new pool owner. I own a 12' x 24' x 52 " above ground intex ultra frame pool with sand filter and saltwater generator. I look...

    Started by gopherhockey201011‎, 05-28-2014 04:53 PM
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    05-29-2014 02:54 PM Go to last post

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