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    Help in chosing an Intex AGP

    I am planning on purchasing the 15' x 48" Metal-Frame Swimming Pool. Heard many stories about how the liner gets hole easily and it will not last more than a summer. Is this true? Or is there a way i can keep the liner in good shape. What recommendations do you have as far as this pool goes? I have 4 kids who will be playing in it (Ages 6 to 13), is this big enough??

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    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Houston, TX

    Re: Help in chosing an Intex AGP

    We had an Intex 15x48 for 3-4 years a few years back.

    The bad - the filtration is really inadequate for the pool.

    The good - we never had any trouble with holes, and it was up year round. Somehow, when we were putting it up, a stick got wedged underneath the liner and was pushing into it. In the entire time the pool was up, it never punched through. Obviously though, don't leave something like that underneath it.

    IMO, it would be fine for 4 kids playing in it, but you could always go a little bigger if you want.

    Also, remember it's not how big the pool is, it's only important that you (they) enjoy it!

    24' round Vogue AGP 12,000 gal. Flotec AT251001-01 1HP pump, Hayward S310T2 sand filter, Aquarite SWG T-15
    TF-100 (found at TF Test Kits) with Speedstir and Samplesizer

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    Re: Help in chosing an Intex AGP

    I'm on yr 2 of 15ft metal frame intex, we took it down for winter it held up great
    14X42 Intex Ultra Frame

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    Aug 2008
    Mendota Heights, MN

    Re: Help in chosing an Intex AGP

    Bigger is better! or so I have been told.
    Really, we wish that the Intex 20' or 24' had been available last year when we bought ours.
    Look close at the Ultra-Frame, the material seems heavier, the frame is definitely stronger and it just looks better.
    Here is the 24', the 20' 18' and the 16' ... l/13012217 ... l/12566372 ... ockType=G4 ... l/13012214
    They also make several rectangular models also.
    I have not had a single problem with either of my metal framed pools, did have a few problems with the easyset (blow up ring) models.
    Good Luck and enjoy whatever pool you purchase!!
    Intex Ultra 18' x 52" AG 6,981 Gal.
    3 - 2'x20' solar panels
    Hayward XStream 1500 Cart Filter
    Hayward 1-1/2 HP 2-speed Superpump
    Aquabot Pool Rover
    2-Softub 300 hot tubs (yup just got one for the lake)
    TF Test Kit Doing the BBB for 7 years
    Medota Heights,Minnesota

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    Aug 2009
    Hattiesburg, MS

    Re: Help in chosing an Intex AGP

    We had the 18X52 a couple of summers ago and the only issue was the filtration. I would rocommend INTEX pools too if asked. has good deals on the INTEX's right now, but I would definately recommend a AGP filter system by Hayward, Sandman, Stay-Rite, or another top brand and hard plumb. My brother did this with his intex and he is very happy now. Seems the filters sold with the pools just can't step up to the challenge of keeping your water clear and clean. Also, to keep your electric bill low, look into investing in a 2 speed pump and run it on low. You can get a pump/sand filter combo at most online pool stores for less than $400.00. Big chunk of change compared to the price for the pool structure itself, but money well spent as it will make your pool care much easier and less frustrating. I wouldn't use the filter system that came with the pool for a blowup 2 footer. We were replacing filter cartriges weekly and still couldn't get our water balanced. That was before I discovered TFP, so you may want to PM some intex owners and see what they are running too.

    Good luck
    18x33 Delair Sunsation GS AGP Oval 4 shallow-6 deep mostly buried

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    Re: Help in chosing an Intex AGP

    Former 18' owner here and I can echo the same sentiments as others.

    Filtration is HORRIBLE on the Intex pools. I purchased a used Sand filter and pump off craigslist and it made a world of difference.

    I can also tell you with 4 kids you are going to want a bigger pool. As I mentioned we had the 18' and when 4 of us were in there with any kind of floats or what not the pool was very cramped. If you can go 18 or 24 you would be so much happier.

    Also the Ultra series of Intex is a lot nicer than the standard series. Of course a lot of this comes down to money and space.

    Intex is a great place to start though.


    EDIT - No matter what you MUST budget for a TF100 test kit and the BBB Method. This will ensure you get good quality water. Until I came here both of our old Intex pools drove us nuts!
    27' x 52" Round Lomart Sandstone AGP
    ~ 18,000 Gallons
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter 300lb
    Hayward 1HP Matrix 2 Speed pump
    2" Plumbing - 50 Foot run buried 18" Deep - Widemouth skimmer and 1 return with eyeball
    Compupool CPSC24

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    Re: Help in chosing an Intex AGP

    Thanks for all the great advice!!! Heading home with the new pool

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    Jul 2009
    S. California

    Re: Help in chosing an Intex AGP

    We find that our 18'x42" is just right for our two kids and the few friends who stop by to swim. 15' would be too small. FYI, even though the 1500GPM Intex pump/filter is not very impressive, I find that if I leave it running 24/7 it does just fine keeping the pool clean. I also vacuum at least once a week.

    This is our second summer with the Intex pool and all is well, no holes at all.

    18'x 52" Intex Ultra Frame AG pool
    7100 gallons
    1600 Intex sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    BBB method for four seasons
    Former 18' Easy Set owner

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    Re: Help in chosing an Intex AGP

    Intex is definitely the best choice, have a look at Intex Swimming Pools, Inflatable Swimming Pools and Easy Set Pools

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