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    Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    Hi Everyone,

    Spring is right around the corner and the seasonal pools will start to be unpacked and put together for another pool season. Questions will start to fly as the weather gets better. As a fellow Intex pool owner I have received many emails and pm's about the Intex pool and various modifications I have done to the pool. There are many threads about these pools from other members that have the same, if not better, ideas to make these pools more enjoyable and efficient. I thought I would put together a list of links about these pools. Please feel free to ask questions and post answers on this thread.

    Here we go:

    Census Poll on Intex Users
    Intex Pool Inground
    Never Buy Intex Type A Filter Again
    Intex SWG with Copper Question
    Upgraded Plumbing and Thru-wall Skimmer
    Second Return and Fountain for Intex Pool
    Making Plumbing Adapters for Intex SWG
    Custom PVC Pipe Adapter for Intex Pools
    Winterizing an Intex Metal Frame Pool
    Intex 1000gph Pump vs 2500gph is like Night and Day
    Cutting My Intex Pool
    Trouble keeping Intex Easy Set Ring Inflated
    Too Unlevel
    Easy Set Pool How to Run the Skimmer and Main Drain Together
    Pool Water relief in an Intex Pool
    Adding Thru-wall Skimmer
    Intex Pool and Deck Build
    Backyard build in Central Texas
    Hard plumbed Intex pool
    Heated Intex Pool
    Intex Easy Set Skimmer Bracket MOD
    Cutting Larger Intake and Return Holes


    As more fine topics are posted I will update the links.



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    Please feel free to add more useful links to this thread. If you have questions please ask them in your own new thread.
    Last edited by jblizzle; 05-28-2015 at 12:53 PM. Reason: Fixed broken links
    Mark Crook
    13,500 Gallon 24' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame
    Intex Sand Filter and Pump, Intex SWG (All hard PVC plumbed)
    TFTestKit-100---Pool School---The Pool Calculator
    Location: Copperas Cove, Texas --- My Pool Build---Useful Links for Intex Pool Owners

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    Re: Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    Mark, thank you for taking the time to consolidate these links
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

    Pool School, TFTestKits, Pool Calculator

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    Re: Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    For my first post here may I say thanks, these are great.
    The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there.

    24' x 52" Intex ultra frame pool (12,400 gallons) with seperate Intex 2500gph pump and SWG and 2 Intex magnetic pool lights.
    Looking to upgrade to 27-30' semi inground install

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    Re: Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    Welcome to TFP!

    I take it you have an Intex pool? Let us know what kind. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about these pools. There are many people with these pools so you should get great advice for any of your questions.
    Mark Crook
    13,500 Gallon 24' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame
    Intex Sand Filter and Pump, Intex SWG (All hard PVC plumbed)
    TFTestKit-100---Pool School---The Pool Calculator
    Location: Copperas Cove, Texas --- My Pool Build---Useful Links for Intex Pool Owners

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    Re: Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    We had the 18 x 52 intex ultra frame pool with the combined SWG/pump unit. It gave 2 years of flawless service, my mistake when airing it out to store ruined the liner. We have the 24x52 ultra frame pool on the way.
    The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there.

    24' x 52" Intex ultra frame pool (12,400 gallons) with seperate Intex 2500gph pump and SWG and 2 Intex magnetic pool lights.
    Looking to upgrade to 27-30' semi inground install

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    Re: Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    Hi Mark,
    This is also my first post and I want to thank you for contributions here. You've really inspired me again.

    I had a 12' intex frame pool back in 2002, bought for my youngest boy and the grandkids.

    We are in the UK and found the pool too big for the area we had. My grandson has CP and uses a wheelchair, and I built a ramp from the garden area to the patio, but the pool blocked the ramp access.

    Anyways, I emptied my garage and put it up in there, where it stayed for five years. I found another website at the time that promoted the BBB method, and had no problems whatsoever. No-one would ever believe me that I hadn't drained or refilled the pool in all that time.

    Not a very good picture of the pool, I know, and I was more concerned with capturing the bar, which was my main priority at the time:
    [attachment=0:3snf9jt8]PoolBar-4.JPG[/attachment:3snf9jt8]
    Now my youngest grandchild wants a pool, and the garage is stayng as a garage, so I have had to downsize to a 10' pool on the patio. No big deal for me (until I see all the beautiful pools on this site), but I'm expecting a lot of debris landing on this pool and the first thing I considered was a skimmer.

    I wasn't keen on the intex floating skimmer, but your thru' the wall tutorial has given me the perfect answer to my problem.

    Hoping to get it up and rinning before this weekend.
    Again, many thanks for all your help.
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    Re: Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    Hey, could you add Intex Heated Pool to your Links?

    Thanks

    Heated Intex Pool
    Intex Ultra 16' Round 48" Pool
    Hayward H100 Heater (Natural Gas)
    Intex Sand Filter Pump Combo 2100gph
    Intex SWG
    Intex LED Light
    5" Concrete Pad

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    Re: Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    The link has been added.

    Great job on the heater addition.

    Mark Crook
    13,500 Gallon 24' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame
    Intex Sand Filter and Pump, Intex SWG (All hard PVC plumbed)
    TFTestKit-100---Pool School---The Pool Calculator
    Location: Copperas Cove, Texas --- My Pool Build---Useful Links for Intex Pool Owners

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    Re: Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    Great links
    10'(round) x 30"(deep) Intex Easy Set AG Pool 1,500 gal | Intex 56673EG 14-Inch Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump 0.5 horse power pump with 1,600 gph (6.0m3/hr) flow

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    Re: Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    This thread is awesome and well needed for me! thanks to all whom I will be reading their intex pool posts of Ideas
    I have but will be replacing my 16'x48" intex do to it's 3 summers old and rust is eating through some of the top rails. (never took down) Florida
    Now I am thinking of getting another 16' or 18' intex (sales) and upgrading the pump with DE filter system so I'm looking for ideas.
    I like the water to move Jacuzzi style! LOL plus cleaning the bottom with a larger pump will make it easier to clean! I'll probably spend more on the pump then the pool but for what I can save with an intex over a metal frame pool it will be all good.
    intex 16x48 AGP also 18x48 intex still in box(next summer)
    Hayward EC40 Filter System (DE)
    Hayward PowerFlo MATRIX1Hp Pool pump

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    Re: Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    I have the pro series 22` by 52" it is our first pool and we love it!...Im having problems with the pump not being strong enough it seems...what do the sand filters run price wise...maybe upgrading next yr!

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    Re: Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    We use the Hayward Wanda the wonder whale to clean our 9 X 18 rectangular Ultra Frame pool. She's great and evens gets the corners. I think it cost us about $99 from Amazon. We tried to use the original pump with it, but it wasn't powerful enough to run the cleaner. We have a 1 hp Hayward Pump to run it. We also put in a through wall skimmer, and she has never worked better.

    Have fun!

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    Diamond Brite Quartz Medium Grey Plaster - Islands Sapphire Breeze Tile Border
    Jules Bright Cobalt Blue Blend Tile Bench fountain sheer waterfall descent
    Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed Pump - Pentair CLean & CLear PLus Cartridge Filter - Kreepy Krauly Legend - mTF-100 Test Kit - Swimmers: Twins (Boy/Girl) 14 yrs old

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    Re: Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    Nice list of links here. Thanks!
    5,061 gallon Intex Ultra Frame 16x48 Saltwater Krystal Clear
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    Re: Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    upgraded-plumbing-and-thru-wall-skimmer-for-intex-pool-t26835.html?hilit=intex

    I was interested in learning about thru wall skimmers for intex ultra frames...but none of the pictures are here any more! Anyone have pics of their ultra frame intex with a thru wall skimmer?

    I updated to a new thread in the first post. jblizzle
    Intex 16'x48" Ultra Frame
    Intex 2,650-Gallon Sand Filter Pump
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Filtration System
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    Re: Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    hello I have an intex ultraframe with swg. my fc is showing 9 and my cc0 pool ta 50 salt 2730 to 2910 cya 30 .pool calculator is telling me to add baking soda . I already added stabilizer should I wait until tomorrow to add baking soda then another day for salt
    thanks
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    24x12x52 intex ultraframe swg 1650 sf

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    new pool owner here. we have the intex 32x16x48 rectangle po

    we love our pool and the salt water chlorinator that we have converted it to. no monthly chemical costs here baby. thw water is absolutley beautiful.

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    I am buying a 16'x32'x52" Intex Ultra Frame I would like to replace the pump to a Hayward 2 speed pump/Hayward 21in sand filter with a Hayward 1091 LX Skimmer need some help
    AG intex 16x32x52 ultra frame pool

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    Re: Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    I watched a few you tube vids to work out how to do the thru the wall skimmer, its not that hard... Just don't put the skimmer over a seam.... Google intex thru the wall skimmer and click on images and you'll have no shortage of pics ....
    Intex Rectangle 18 x 9 x 52', 4544 gallon (18000 litres), 0.75 hp pool pump, 100 sqft Zodiac Titan Cartridge Filter - 40mm, Stenner Peristaltic Pump chlorine injection system, Intex Over The Wall Skimmer, Intex Fittings with 40mm plumbing Lil Patch Of Heaven. Build/Construction http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...lice-of-heaven

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    Re: Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    I've got one to add to the list for installing the bigger intakes and returns: http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...-in-your-Intex

    And here is Adding a Hayward Skimmer to Intex Metal Frame Pool

    Hope these help others!
    Intex AG 14'x42" Ultra Frame | 3357 Gal (3500 Gal from pool calc.)
    Intex 16" Sand Filter/2650 gph pump & Intex 54601EG SWG, Hayward SP1091LX thru-the-wall Skimmer, Intex Magnetic Pool Light, TF-100 test kit w/SpeedStir & Sample Sizer.
    Our first little Intex pool project...

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    Re: Useful links for fellow Intex Pool Owners

    Here is a link to my video on setting up my 16x48 Intex Pool.

    Intex pool rises from the ashes - installing and leveling - EP-72 - YouTube
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    2017-Intex Ultra Frame 16x48 5000 Gallons
    Intex 2800GPH Pump with 14" Intex Sand Filter
    My Intex Pool Setup Video :Intex pool rises from the ashes - installing and leveling - EP-72 - YouTube

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