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    Default Intex Pool - pitfalls of leaving up all winter?

    We have an Intex 18 x 4 EasySet pool. Have been thru three seasons with it without any complaints except for a couple of pinhole leaks in the side of the pool. Easily fixed with a patch kit.

    Tired of wrestling with it in the spring and fall and was wondering if it would be safe to leave it up all winter. We are in CT where we do see our share of snow storms and freezing weather. Anyone successfully do this in a cold climate?

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    Default Re: Intex Pool - pitfalls of leaving up all winter?

    Curious what the answer is to this one as I would like to leave mine up as well. North Idaho and we do get our fair share of snow and freezing temps.
    If it can be left up do you empty all the water out or leave some in??

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    Default Re: Intex Pool - pitfalls of leaving up all winter?

    Would think a heavy snowfall might do it in. I am sure you get more severe weather out in Idaho than we do in CT.

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    Default Re: Intex Pool - pitfalls of leaving up all winter?

    True, and my worry. I have the Intex with metal frame rather than the inflatable top, not that it would matter much.
    What about using a winter cover on it and using a pool pillow or two inside?

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    Default Re: Intex Pool - pitfalls of leaving up all winter?

    Hi,

    We also have the Intex metal frame pool, 18' x 4'. We live in NJ. We are also going to leave the pool up this winter. I bought a winter pool cover and the pillow. We plan on draining water below skimmer/output lines, disconnecting hoses and filter (bring them down into the basement), taking ladder out, and keeping our fingers crossed!

    Has anyone kept this specific type of pool up over the winter? I sure hope it doesn't freeze too much!

    Any advice is appreciated!


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    Default Re: Intex Pool - pitfalls of leaving up all winter?

    I am going for it! Going to do what thebumble said. I got a couple of pinhole leaks from it being in storage last year so going to chance it staying up all winter. Already have 3 seasons on it so I already got my moneys worth from it. Just tired of wasting all the water every year.

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    Default Re: Intex Pool - pitfalls of leaving up all winter?

    Well, I decided to take mine down for winter. I need to put sand under it and will have to move it anyway.

    Keep us updated on how it goes leaving them up, I would like to leave mine up next winter.

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    Default Re: Intex Pool - pitfalls of leaving up all winter?

    As the un-plumbed pools have gotten cheaper and cheaper, I guess the risk isn't very expensive. If it fails, just buy a new pool, sans filter, hoses, ladder etc.

    But I suspect it will fail. You are counting on the inflatable ring not deflating--but it WILL contract as the air inside gets colder and shrinks. Will it still be bouyant, enough to stand up to winds and snow? Personally, I doubt it.

    I took mine down every year for the 3 years we used it, washed it with a chlorine solution, dried it, and put it away.

    But the 15'x3' basic pool is a lot cheaper now and may be worth the risk.
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    Default Re: Intex Pool - pitfalls of leaving up all winter?

    I just finished draining and washing my Intex. I'm waiting for the liner and cover to dry now. I would never even consider leaving up one of these pools in a Canadian winter, but if you live in a warmer climate then I guess it would be OK.

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    Default Re: Intex Pool - pitfalls of leaving up all winter?

    Our Intex Frame pool is coming down this weekend in Michigan. I want to put a bigger "real" pool up next year, but just in case we can't, I want to have a sure thing waiting next spring in our basement. I think I might try some unsented talcum powder in it while storeing for the winter. I thought I read it on the Intex website? Has anyone else try it?

    Please post next sping how the pools did over the winter. We all would like to know... Kimrst

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