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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: 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
  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: 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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  1. -- CLOSED THREAD/ PoolDoc -- recommend auto cleaner for 18' Intex Ultra w/ 1hp pump

    Now that I've got a real filter system for the 18' softsided Ultra via Waterway 1hp, 50sq.ft. filter, I'm almost happy. I'm happy until I need to...

    Started by Psychoknight‎, 04-17-2012 12:25 AM
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    04-19-2012 07:45 AM Go to last post
  2. 12' x 30" Metal Frame Intex Off Level By 2.25"

    As the subject suggests, I just filled our new round 12' x 30" deep Metal Frame Intex. I did a lot of ground prep attempting to level before...

    Started by gpepin‎, 07-06-2013 10:50 PM
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    07-08-2013 03:05 PM Go to last post
  3. Question 12x24 Intex Ultra Rectangular Pool setup - what about walls leaning in?

    Hey Everyone, I have a 12X24X52 Intex Rectangular Pool and I have a question about the setup of this pool. The instructions and online reviews...

    Started by SusanG‎, 05-23-2014 11:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-27-2014 02:13 PM Go to last post
  4. 14' x 48" pool with 2650 GPH sand filter

    After about a month, I am tired of the small cartridge filters. I want to put a 2650 GPH sand filter on my 14 x 48 AGP. Is that too big?

    Started by wireman‎, 07-10-2012 06:21 PM
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    07-23-2012 07:49 PM Go to last post
  5. 15' round mystic pool above ground

    Thinking of adding the intex salt system ( I have one I used from last years intex)...can it be done also what do I need to do...

    Started by Kiddo44pct‎, 07-07-2012 08:50 PM
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    07-12-2012 11:36 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 15x36 Intex Pool

    Hello, I just purchased, Jul 21st, a 15x36 Intex Pool for my family, our first. All seems to be going well so far. I did quite a bit of...

    Started by Knighti2‎, 07-26-2013 08:11 PM
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    07-26-2013 10:15 PM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 22' Intex - first pool experience

    We recently purchased, set up, and filled our very first pool. We are looking forward to enjoying our starter pool, but we certainly will need...

    Started by cporte15‎, 05-31-2013 11:24 PM
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    06-02-2013 02:51 PM Go to last post
  10. Smile 24' x 48" Pro Series Frame Pool how to heat in Oregon

    Hello My name is Jenny. We own a 24' x 48" Pro Series Frame Pool and live in the state of Oregon. We have nice summers we average from 75 to 85. we...

    Started by jen2sons‎, 05-26-2012 04:59 AM
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    06-03-2012 07:28 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
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    06-03-2013 10:32 PM Go to last post
  12. ???? bubble-like bulge on the liner seam of my intex pool ??? HELP

    Hello, First time pool owner (Intex 15x48). Leveling the land was a major project. My land is part concrete ( L shape) and the part is firm soil...

    Started by michelledsilva0425‎, 07-20-2012 06:29 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-22-2012 12:01 AM Go to last post
  13. Acronyms Are My Favorite

    Hello, Pool People! I am so excited to have found this forum! Yes, I'm exited about learning how to maintain my new AGP which I will be setting up...

    Started by HermanaRed‎, 05-02-2018 09:26 AM
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    05-02-2018 10:09 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
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    06-25-2014 09:16 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. Question Advise for pool vacuum for small easy set pool please

    Does anyone recommend any inexpensive pool vacuum that actually works that will cost less than my pool? I see there are many cheap vacuums out there...

    Started by Larryh86GT‎, 06-15-2013 07:35 AM
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    06-21-2013 08:04 AM Go to last post
  17. another cartridge filter question

    I've been browsing around the Internet, trying to find out more about pool cartridge filters and flow rates. Came across a Unicel FAQ: ...

    Started by singingpond‎, 08-01-2013 08:36 AM
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    08-13-2013 05:25 PM Go to last post
  18. Another new one with questions

    It has been 10 years or so since we had an in ground pool, and we loved it. We now moved to the Texas Hill country and with a limited budget, want...

    Started by carmantx‎, 05-31-2013 05:28 PM
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    06-03-2013 10:26 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. Exclamation Anyone buy the new 27' round Intex yet?

    I have a 3 yr old 24' x 52" UltraFrame. I bought some replacement parts this year, and found them to be reasonable. My liner, however, may not make...

    Started by ThaSatelliteGuy‎, 05-13-2012 01:48 PM
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    05-13-2012 01:48 PM Go to last post
  21. Appropriate Water Level for Unlevel Pool

    Hello! My fiance and I recently bought an 18x48 Intex Easy Set and as we set it up (on what appeared to be level ground) and started to fill, we...

    Started by jachol‎, 05-31-2013 08:05 AM
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    06-02-2013 05:43 PM Go to last post
  22. 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
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    09-29-2014 02:23 PM Go to last post
  23. Base for an Intex Easy Setup Pool

    Brand new to pools here and I have a few questions. I am looking at the Intex Easy Setup 18' pool with Krystal Klear Saltwater system and sand...

    Started by Wisewr‎, 05-19-2012 07:33 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-20-2012 06:24 PM Go to last post
  24. Base for an Intex Easy Setup Pool

    Brand new to pools here and I have a few questions. I am looking at the Intex Easy Setup 18' pool with Krystal Klear Slatwater system and sand...

    Started by Wisewr‎, 05-19-2012 11:14 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-01-2012 05:28 PM Go to last post
  25. 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
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    06-18-2018 08:42 AM Go to last post
  26. best solar cover

    I am looking at the solar covers for our new pool , which one is best? I have seen blue black silver and clear, any ideas?

    Started by mberryrfd‎, 04-30-2015 08:15 PM
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    07-10-2015 08:21 PM Go to last post
  27. 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
  28. Better hoses for Intex pools?

    Hey everyone, forum newbie here, hope to make some friends :) This is our first year with a pool, an Intex 14' Ultra Frame. So far we're very...

    Started by IGnatius T Foobar‎, 07-18-2012 05:08 PM
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    07-23-2012 01:04 PM Go to last post
  29. Smile Blow-up ring for Intex Pool solved!

    We bought a 12 foot Intex above-ground pool and a feral cat walked around the blow-up ring and we just couldn't find all the holes. So my husband...

    Started by drabarni‎, 06-18-2013 10:09 AM
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    06-18-2013 03:12 PM Go to last post
  30. 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
    • Views: 4,186
    06-22-2014 09:41 AM Go to last post

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