Hello. We just got the new Intex Ultra Frame 22' by 52" pool with the dual suction setup. I have a couple of questions.
First, a little background. We have owned two Intex easy set inflatable ring 18' by 48" since 2008. We upgraded to the 2500gph filter a long time ago. Those pools are about 5500 gallons or so I think. This one is about 10,000+ gallons. Our most recent (2nd one) pool died on us last week so we decided to go ahead and upgrade the size of the pool. The ring gave out on it and started dumping water in the yard at 3am. It had to be inflated a few times while it was draining. The first one died like that after it reached 106 degrees here in North MS. Also, we do store our pools away for the winter. We got about 5 seasons out of the first and about 3 out of the second one. We went with an ultra frame this time bc of price (discounted at Wal-Mart) and size and less for my cats or the birds to destroy.
Now, my questions.
1. The pool came with a new 2500gph filter. Will it be large enough or is it like other Intex pools and they send pumps too small for the pool? We would probably not upgrade until next year but I was wondering about it. We had a 1500gph with the easy set and had to use a 2500gph with them. It worked better.
2. The pool has a little water slowly coming from the underside. Any ideas? This happened also with both our easy set pools. Once the water reached a certain level it quit and then was fine. Just curious as to why. It looks to be very slow or maybe it is stopping.
3. This pool has a dual suction intake. Do I hook the skimmer up the same way but just to one intake and let the other one just suck in water? Also, which one? Does it matter? I have the adapter piece for the ultra frame. I want to make sure I am doing this right.
4. Lastly, what is a good repellent for cats (and yes these are pets, not pests but can be both I guess haha)? I have one of the nosiest cats. She would get up on the ladder of the other pool and try to walk on the rim if I didn't stop her. She loves the water. We just started filling it the other day and I caught her hanging on the frame looking in at the water. I looked up sprays and ultrasonic devices. I am wondering if any of you have any thoughts on that (other than harming my cats of course).
Thank y'all for all the help! Every new pool is a new adventure here. We haven't gotten into hard-plumbing anything yet. Trying to keep it somewhat simple. We will take it apart and store it in the Fall.