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Thread: Intex 18' x 42" is up and filling!

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    Intex 18' x 42" is up and filling!

    First off, I want to thank everyone here at TFP. I have done an extensive amount of research over the past few weeks, and the information here was paramount to us putting up this pool!

    And now for pictures... (click for larger photos)


    Leveling pool area


    Four tons of sand


    Starting layout


    Hottest day of the year... and we're humping sand!


    How's that for nice work?


    Perfectly level!


    Filling the first couple of inches! (Next time, we'll straighten out with less water. We have no creases, but man was it a pain!)


    Just need to get the pump and filters in place, which we'll do tomorrow.

    Again, thank you everyone. You've been so amazingly helpful. I know I'll be back with BBB questions, but for now, I'll bask in the joy of knowing that our pool is UP and we'll be in it very, very soon!
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    6/13 - Installed AG Sharkline Heritage 21'x54" 11K gallons. Hayward 1660s sand filter, Hayward single-speed 1 hp pump; city water. Husband builds, I maintain.
    5/11 - Starter pool 6000-gallon Intex Ultra 16'x48" AG with standard 1500 gph 1/3 hp cartridge filter.

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    Re: Intex 18' x 42" is up and filling!

    Awesome!! Have fun!

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    Re: Intex 18' x 42" is up and filling!

    Great Job on the install. How are you going to do the plumbing?

    Here is my plumbing on a 24'.


    Mark Crook
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    Re: Intex 18' x 42" is up and filling!

    Here is my plumbing on a 24'.


    Um, wow, that's AMAZING. In fact, I'm not sure I'm going to show my husband, because he will most likely start muttering to himself about return lines and 3/4" pipe and elbows. He replumbed our entire house five years ago; he knows more than enough to be dangerous!

    Honestly, I think this season we're just going to use the basic Intex setup, see what we like/don't like, and come up with a more effective system next year. The next thing on his list is to do a DIY solar heater... like this one.
    BBB/TFP/Taylor K-2006 Evangelist!
    6/13 - Installed AG Sharkline Heritage 21'x54" 11K gallons. Hayward 1660s sand filter, Hayward single-speed 1 hp pump; city water. Husband builds, I maintain.
    5/11 - Starter pool 6000-gallon Intex Ultra 16'x48" AG with standard 1500 gph 1/3 hp cartridge filter.

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