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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 04:53 PM
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    sticky, sticky-summer-escapes
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    08-26-2014 02:57 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 07:20 PM
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    08-17-2013 08:19 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 12:12 PM
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    04-25-2012 12:12 PM 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 08:51 PM
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    06-13-2014 08:51 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQs & Guides: Intex-type Pool

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

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-01-2018 03:22 PM
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    06-01-2018 03:22 PM Go to last post
  1. 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 10:23 PM
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    07-13-2012 01:04 AM Go to last post
  2. Red face Installing a new Intex AGP with saltwater chlorination.

    We are in the process of setting up a 15' x 48" Intex AGP-metal frame (4400 gal roughly) and will be adding the saltwater intex chlorinator system to...

    Started by tigers75‎, 05-14-2014 12:21 PM
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    05-20-2015 09:46 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 12:42 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-08-2014 09:25 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 08:20 PM
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    07-10-2012 10:15 PM Go to last post
  5. Solar Heater, Brand, Cost and Hookup

    Hi all As i continue to make paradise in my backyard with my summer escapes pro series 14' x 42". Now I am shopping for a solar heater. Here are...

    Started by eblade21‎, 07-23-2014 01:23 PM
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    05-27-2015 05:48 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 01:06 PM
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    07-14-2014 05:02 PM Go to last post
  7. Intex cartridge to sand filter changeover.

    We have an Intex 15ft X 48in pool. This will be the third summer we've had the pool. This year we upgraded form a small Intex cartridge filter to an...

    Started by Pappy‎, 05-19-2014 11:45 PM
    pix2fix
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    05-28-2014 07:38 PM Go to last post
  8. Upgraded Intex Easy Set pool pump and now have questions....advice please!

    Hi, I have an Intex 18 x 48 Easy Set pool and after many months of dealing with how bad the included 1500gph pump is, I bought a 2500gph Intex pump...

    Started by KarenG3‎, 04-14-2012 10:54 AM
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    05-15-2012 11:10 PM Go to last post
  9. 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, 06-17-2014 12:34 AM
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    05-06-2015 09:37 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 07:08 PM
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    06-26-2014 11:22 PM Go to last post
  11. Cool Restraining Rope

    Hi - I've got an Intex 15' x 48" Metal Frame Pool. The restraining rope is in bad shape and needs to be replaced. Any advice as to what type of...

    Started by KentRock‎, 07-13-2012 11:17 PM
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    07-16-2012 11:59 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 01:16 PM
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    07-04-2014 09:47 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 02:43 PM
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    05-10-2015 07:59 PM Go to last post
  14. New to Forum

    I have an intex 24' x 52 pool, approx 12k gallons,633t filter says 2500 not sure what that is measurement wise. I'm having problems with spring...

    Started by crazy cat lady‎, 05-26-2012 11:06 AM
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  15. 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 05:40 PM
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    09-06-2014 07:20 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 08:49 AM
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    pix-broke
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    08-31-2012 06:22 PM Go to last post
  17. How much sand do I need under Intex pool??

    Hello, I just bought my first pool (Intex 15'x48'' round above ground). I rented a front end loader last weekend to level out the ground, which was...

    Started by sephoraz‎, 06-13-2013 10:16 PM
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    06-14-2013 02:27 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 11:49 PM
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    08-23-2014 06:31 PM Go to last post
  19. Install Side Mount Skimmer to Intex Pool?

    Hi, We've gotten a new Intex 14 ft Ultra Frame Pool. Is there such a thing as a universal side mount skimmer that we can install on the side of...

    Started by TheKs‎, 09-22-2012 10:17 PM
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    09-30-2012 10:28 PM Go to last post
  20. Using sand to level an area for an Intex Metal Frame 15 x 48 pool

    Hi, New to the forum. I have read and read and read threads on the forum which have helped me tremendously. I have the area the pool will be set up...

    Started by RedwingT‎, 06-30-2012 05:15 PM
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    07-13-2012 10:29 PM Go to last post
  21. 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 10:55 AM
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    sticky, sticky-retaining-wall
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    06-18-2014 02:02 AM Go to last post
  22. installing pool on unlevel ground need advice

    I have a frame built out of 2x6 that is level across the top, but 5"deep on one end and slopes down to about 11 inches on the opposite (long) end on...

    Started by mwatson61‎, 05-01-2014 01:21 AM
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    05-02-2014 09:03 AM Go to last post
  23. Intex pool filter and pump upgrade options/considertions

    Hi all, new forum member. First, what a great forum!! I lurked for a few days before deciding to join and yes, I will become a paid member in a few...

    Started by SafetyBob‎, 05-07-2012 10:13 PM
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    05-12-2012 06:52 PM Go to last post
  24. 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 09:15 PM
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    07-10-2015 09:21 PM Go to last post
  25. Selecting a pump and filter for an Intex 22' x 52" pool

    I am looking into purchasing our first pool, an Intex 22x52 from Walmart. We want a pump/chlorination system that is the least maintence as...

    Started by ermomof2‎, 06-25-2013 12:48 PM
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    06-25-2013 02:37 PM Go to last post
  26. 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 11:36 AM
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    07-26-2014 12:19 AM Go to last post
  27. Leveling the ground for a new Intex pool

    Hi there, we just got a 20x52 ultra frame intex pool with the sand filter. We are working on leveling the spot but are having troubles knowing if...

    Started by dtjoseph95‎, 05-24-2014 03:50 PM
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    sticky, sticky-level
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    05-29-2014 11:45 AM Go to last post
  28. Intex Ultra Frame Pool Hard Plumbing

    Hello, we have an Ultra Frame Pool(the beige color) one and we already have a sand filter and pump - probably a little big for the pool. I hooked it...

    Started by labmom56‎, 05-06-2012 03:51 PM
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    05-08-2012 01:34 AM Go to last post
  29. 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 07:40 PM
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    07-01-2013 07:57 PM Go to last post
  30. looking for a bigger pool

    Well this year we decided to get a bigger above ground. Does anyone know where any deals are? Minimum 16 x 52

    Started by mberryrfd‎, 02-08-2015 07:43 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-03-2015 11:56 PM Go to last post

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