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Thread: Our new Intex

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    Our new Intex

    We installed our 18 X 48" Intex ultra frame in late May. Wishing I had found this site before we put it up! Planning on draining this fall and using foam insulation and pavers next year.

    Not sure if you can tell the clarity of the waTer in the picture due to lots of swimming all day, but I have been happily easing myself into the BBB method. I have told numerous friends about this site, and my husband has been using the pool way more than he ever has. He now calls me the pool queen. Lol.
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    18' X 48" Intex Ultra-frame with Intex 1600 GPH sand filter.

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    Re: Our new Intex

    Looks great, Congrats and job well done.

    The joy in all those faces makes it worthwhile.
    Samantha

    In the process of building for a 22' Intex Ultra Frame, (completion date up in the air at this point).
    We could not beat our backyard into submission so we "Buried It".

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    Re: Our new Intex

    Looks good! We put up the same pool around the same time. I used " fanfold foam underneath, as that was all the budget would support at that time and I wanted to get the pool up. It's better than nothing, but it could stand to be thicker.

    1st mod I'd do is get a better filter/pump combo, I never unwrapped the one that came with the pool. I had the same one on a smaller pool last year and it couldn't keep up. I'm using one I picked up at the *gulp- pool store* 2 years ago, best $200 I ever put into a pool. I've probably saved that much from not buying cartridges, and I have a pump that allows me to actually vacuum effectively (reminds me- I need to go turn it off). Next thing is I'd get a GOOD test kit. I sprang for the TF100 with the refills, and have no regrets. It measures everything you need to know to keep your water in check.

    Welcome aboard!

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    Re: Our new Intex

    Highest on my wish list is a different ladder! Only good thing about the one it came from is it's easy to discourage the kids from jumping off of it!There's quite a range in ages- 13 to four, so I try to keep them safe! New pump is #2 on the list, probably for next year!
    18' X 48" Intex Ultra-frame with Intex 1600 GPH sand filter.

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    Re: Our new Intex

    You know your pool is clean when your 10 year old notices!!
    18' X 48" Intex Ultra-frame with Intex 1600 GPH sand filter.

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    Re: Our new Intex

    I just installed the new sand filter. I discovered there was a wad of gunk at the base of the inlet to the old cartridge filter. There was only about a quarter inch hole where the water was flowing thru. I can't believe my pool wasn't cloudier! That recon firms how well BBB works! (the pool stayed clear even with a somewhat faulty filtration) I can't wait to get the bottom vacuumed, my water will finally gsparkle!
    18' X 48" Intex Ultra-frame with Intex 1600 GPH sand filter.

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