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    Not the first post I hoped for!

    After dealing with a new roof and major tree trimming this past week, I finally set my new intex 16x48 ultra frame pool up yesterday and put in about a foot of water before calling it a day.

    Well guess what, I have a leak and finding it was quite easy. (see pic)

    Bought the pool thru target when it was on sale back in the beginning of April so i know it's past the 30 day period and previous experience with Intex tells me i'm on my own. (Being a holiday I doubt anybody would answer the phone)

    Will the patch work (should i drain the pool)?

    I've learned alot reading these boards and am looking forward to contributing.
    Just not the start I had in mind.

    Thanks for any help.
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    Apr 2011
    Southern Indiana

    Re: Not the first post I hoped for!

    From reading other peoples posts on this forum it's apparent that intex will eventually probably maybe replace your liner but only after you cut some large sections out and send them in and wait a bunch of weeks for them to decide. Other posters have had luck boxing everything back up and returning it to the store. I've often wondered how they get everything back into the box. That doesn't sound like much of an option for you now though. Lots of people have had great luck using underwater patches. ... ct+Reviews
    Intex 15x48, Intex Saltwater Chlorine Generator, Intex 14" Sand Filter, TF-100 unicorn eating spaghetti while riding a unicycle on a high wire during a storm edition test kit,

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    May 2012
    Sturgis, Michigan

    Re: Not the first post I hoped for!

    I would patch it. Almost everyintex pool has a leak some where! I have used the patches that come with the pool and they always work.
    AG 18'X52" round Ultra frame Intex 8961 gallons with sand filter and SWG 1600 gph also have TF-100 Test kit

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    Re: Not the first post I hoped for!

    A small leak the very first time up doesn't seem to be uncommon. It happened with our first Index pool. If you have located it, it should be easy to fix. The patch works well under water, just make sure to line up the blue squares so its not noticeable.
    20k gallon IG Vinyl, Sand filter, 1hp hayward, polaris 280

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    Re: Not the first post I hoped for!

    After 3 years i have 5 holes all fixed with a patch kit. It's still holding up fine
    Vinyl 18x36 Single Roman End
    ~26,000 Gallons
    Goldline SWG T-15 Cell
    Sand Filtration
    Pool Tool Zinc Anode
    LaMotte Color-Q Pro 11 Test Kit

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    Aug 2011
    Virginia Beach

    Re: Not the first post I hoped for!

    Sorry to read of your troubles, especially since I think I'm putting our Ultra-frame up today too. I've read several posts in several places about these pools leaking right out of the box. None of my previous Intex pools ever had water leaks. I'm keeping my fingers crossed...
    Intex Ultra Frame 18' X 48" 7600 +/- gallons
    Columbia 50 LB sand filter/ HP pump, $$ WELL spent(2nd best thing bought for the pool)
    Virginia Beach, VA
    TF100 test kit- Money WELL spent (best thing I've ever bought for the pool)
    Leisure bay hot tub

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    Re: Not the first post I hoped for!

    Thanks for the support........draining it now.....hoping it gives better results.
    Love this forum

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