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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: 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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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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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  5. 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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  1. 24x52 intex pool, which pump??

    hello, new to the forum, new to pools :) im about to purchase a intex 24x52 pool, im kinda confused about what pump to get.. from what im...

    Started by 2013poolman‎, 06-02-2013 09:20 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-03-2013 10:32 PM Go to last post
  2. Intex Salt system and Sand Filter Question

    We have an Intex above ground 15x42 pool. The pool has been up and in use since Memorial day weekend. When we filled the pool we elected to go with...

    Started by 2manycars4me‎, 07-14-2012 08:40 AM
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    07-18-2012 12:03 AM Go to last post
  3. Debating upgrading Intex cartridge to sand filter...

    Was getting ready to order a couple more Unicel filters for this season when I saw that Amazon isn't stocking them right now. From what I can tell,...

    Started by 7sanders‎, 06-17-2013 05:55 PM
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    06-17-2013 05:55 PM Go to last post
  4. Advice needed for mostly unmanaged pool

    Hello All, It is great to see this forum is still up and in operation. I first signed up in the early 2000's for help with my new-to-me IG pool...

    Started by AlamoSplash‎, 09-12-2012 02:14 PM
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    09-19-2012 03:31 PM Go to last post
  5. Filling pool an it's unlevel...

    Just started filling our new 22ft pool and there's about 3" of water on one side, 1.5" in the middle, and no water on the other side. Before going...

    Started by Allisonsorg12‎, 06-12-2015 12:06 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-29-2016 03:06 PM Go to last post
  6. Unhappy Intex Metal frame poles outside the band

    Hi! We are on the second summer with our Intex 15" x 48 pool. Unfortunately, this year in our haste to put up the pool we accidentaly installed the...

    Started by Amanda‎, 05-22-2012 02:17 PM
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    05-25-2012 11:30 PM Go to last post
  7. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    06-14-2014 12:23 AM Go to last post
  8. First post to gain access to forum

    No questions yet. Just getting the first post out of the way :) bought an Intex 12'x30' so I've been reading up on how to keep the water clear. ...

    Started by android‎, 05-22-2012 02:57 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-23-2012 05:41 PM Go to last post
  9. How to level a temporary agp on existing concrete patio

    We would like to purchase a temporary agp; looking at the 10 x 30 by Intex, either easy set or metal frame. We are currently renting our home so...

    Started by andywilson1224‎, 06-08-2012 05:25 PM
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    06-11-2012 05:39 AM Go to last post
  10. Convert intex pool from 1.5 to 2" hose

    I have the 15' Intex above ground pool. I have upgraded the pump to a sand filter and added a a SWCG. The pool has 1.5" hose connections and both the...

    Started by anIceFan‎, 05-28-2012 02:20 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-28-2012 07:46 PM Go to last post
  11. Is jacking up the legs of Intex Ultra Frame safe?

    Ahhh - my first post. So I have an 18ft x 48 round Intex Ultra Frame. I set it up with the help of my bro in law and nephew and put a little bit of...

    Started by Annieski‎, 07-01-2013 06:40 PM
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    07-01-2013 06:57 PM Go to last post
  12. Has anyone used a KStar 10 heater to heat a soft sided pool

    We just recently 'upgraded' from a 15' by 42" Intex to a 12x24x52" SteelPro (Bestway). We used our last pool for two seasons, using only a solar...

    Started by ariel68‎, 04-29-2014 01:32 PM
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    04-29-2014 01:32 PM Go to last post
  13. Converting 15' Round Intex to Hard Plumbing

    I new to posting to this forum, however I have been reading over a lot of the post and they have helped alot. Especially, the posts related to...

    Started by ATC_NH‎, 07-08-2012 07:49 AM
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    08-31-2012 05:22 PM Go to last post
  14. How to properly chlorinate small 12'x30" intex pool? And few other questions.

    Hey all, i have small 12x30 intex pool for kids to enjoy. Thus far I've been reading up on the chemicals that I need and so far what I have is the...

    Started by Azmp1‎, 07-07-2012 09:23 PM
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    07-13-2012 12:04 AM Go to last post
  15. First time adding chemicals to 18x48 intex ultra frame pool..HELP!

    We have a 18x48 ultra frame intex pool. It was completely filled up by Monday night and we covered it Tuesday. Wednesday and today we left the cover...

    Started by babyblueiz77‎, 06-21-2012 07:20 PM
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    07-10-2012 09:15 PM Go to last post
  16. Installing Intex Metal Ultra Frame 18 X 52 pool in a yard that tends to stay wet.

    We had a smaller metal frame pool in the past but it began to leak and the kids are getting bigger so we are looking to replace it with a larger one....

    Started by bartleby1‎, 04-28-2014 11:54 AM
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    04-29-2014 03:01 PM Go to last post
  17. Intex saltwater with sand filter

    I have a 1050 gph sand filter with an Intex 18x9x52 pool. I would like to use a saltwater filter with the sand filter. Could I put a y-joint at the...

    Started by bbranen‎, 05-05-2014 08:02 PM
    amz, pix2fix
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  18. Question Soft side pool, but need heavy duty stairs . . .

    Hi folks, I'm a noob to both forum and pool ownership. We just purchased this pool...

    Started by BearLeeAble‎, 06-27-2018 07:57 PM
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    06-28-2018 06:10 PM Go to last post
  19. small unicel cartridges

    I'm looking for the "better" cartridges suggested for the intex pools and the ones linked to on this site are both larger than the cartridge size on...

    Started by bellini‎, 06-19-2013 03:19 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-21-2013 10:23 PM Go to last post
  20. Fence or cover for intex pool

    Last year we set up a 15'x36" intex pool and were very happy with it. But I always had a lingering fear about safety and am hesitant to put it up...

    Started by bellini‎, 06-16-2014 11:34 PM
    fence, intex, safety
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    05-06-2015 08:37 AM Go to last post
  21. Wink Ring Pool

    I purchased this pool two weeks ago. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Summer-Escapes-15-x-42-Quick-Set-Ring-Pool-with-Deluxe-Kit/19340402 . I have it...

    Started by betolley‎, 07-08-2012 11:19 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-08-2012 11:35 PM Go to last post
  22. Question Welcome from New York - Metal Frame 15 x 48 Set up issues.

    I recently purchased a Intex 15x48 Metal frame pool. My backyard is mostly concrete so the bottom is level. I went to Home Depot and picked up 2...

    Started by Bill1404‎, 05-22-2012 06:54 PM
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    05-25-2012 11:32 PM Go to last post
  23. Using an intex pool cover

    I have a 15' Intex above ground pool. I have covered it for the Winter. I have not drained the water, as my intent is to just shock it again next...

    Started by Blackmagic‎, 09-28-2013 04:13 PM
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    10-06-2013 08:39 AM Go to last post
  24. 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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  25. Intex Sand filter suction air leak or...???

    I've got an Intex 18' x 9' Ultraframe with the same filter. The local pool supply talked me into Zeolite sand and it's been working well. I added...

    Started by BlueCorn‎, 06-06-2013 04:03 PM
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    06-06-2013 09:03 PM Go to last post
  26. New Owner of Intex AG and my Vinyl is Separating

    I had bubbles in the vinyl at first and then the roving vacuum tore off the top layer. Can I "patch" these spots and where do I buy the material? ...

    Started by Bluewater47‎, 08-10-2013 11:21 AM
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    08-12-2013 07:51 AM Go to last post
  27. 15' x 48" Intex Pool sinking on one side

    I bought an 15' x 48" intex metal frame pool, near the end of the season, one side of the pool started sinking through the tarp and into the ground. ...

    Started by Bonnie*‎, 09-07-2013 01:43 PM
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    05-10-2015 06:59 PM Go to last post
  28. 18ft Intex pool help with well water

    As always came across this forum to late. My pool is filled already. I have placed the Flipping frog In against better judgement.. and it went from...

    Started by borntworide‎, 05-22-2013 06:58 PM
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    amz, pix2fix
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    05-30-2013 01:57 PM Go to last post
  29. Intex Easy-Set leaning

    Before I start, yes the platform is level. When I initially filled the pool one side was lower than the other After a heavy rain this happened...

    Started by brant‎, 06-18-2018 01:14 PM
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    06-18-2018 06:03 PM Go to last post
  30. Best replacement ladder for Intex-type pools?

    Hi, I'm going on my 4th year of enjoying our 24x48 intex easy set. A very high fun to investment ratio! The tube of the ladder must have filled...

    Started by BRfromPA‎, 06-17-2018 09:09 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-18-2018 08:42 AM Go to last post

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