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    my way of taking down an intex helpfull tip

    Well end of season took pool down. Came up with this idea last year but used miss match items. This year made some real supports. Boards cut to 44 inches and carpet stapled to the top to protect the ring. You can get in fine by way of the ladder but just don't lean on it. As you can see it works last pictures me inside pool removing water.









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    Re: my way of taking down an intex

    Cleaver idea! We used a small Intex for two seasons and the draining (putting pool in storage) was always a pain. Your idea is dead-on (as long as the wood is well protected from the vinyl…as you have done) and will allow you to empty and dry the pool.

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    Re: my way of taking down an intex

    Wow, cool idea! You can really let the pool dry out good, and give it a good cleaning too.

    Two questions:

    How many struts are you using? And did you siphon all the water or only the last 4" or so that the drains wont get.

    I'm going to do this when I take mine down later this year.

    Thanks for sharing a great idea.

    Jim
    18'x 52" Intex Ultra Frame AG pool
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    Former 18' Easy Set owner

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    Re: my way of taking down an intex

    Well I used 8 but two more won't hurt anything so 8 to 10. I used a utility pump to drain the pool and then brought the hose in and sucked the rest out I could. I think I will get a submersisible utility pump I think that will work better than what I used this year.
    1988 Ceder Ridge
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    Re: my way of taking down an intex

    Thanks! I'll be cutting wood all too soon.
    18'x 52" Intex Ultra Frame AG pool
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    1600 Intex sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    BBB method for four seasons
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