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    How big area for an 18' intex ultra frame pool.

    I am putting up an 18' intex ultra frame. How big of a circle do I need to prepare/level. Is 18' 6" big enough?

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    18' x 48" Intex Ultra Frame
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    Re: How big area for an 18' intex ultra frame pool.

    If you have some pavers for the legs that are over 6" I would go bigger.
    Is is because here in FL nothing but sand and legs were sinking , so I used big and thick pavers and went 10" over pool size (Intex 16') when I had it.
    New pool this year! Went up to 21' round Swim N Play with a deep center.

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    Re: How big area for an 18' intex ultra frame pool.

    Make sure you read through Pool School link at the top of the page!
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    Chuck
    Swim n Play 21' round, expandable 72" liner, 6FT deep center, buried 14", 12,750 Gallons
    Waterway 1HP-2 speed with 22" Sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    Thanks to TFP my pool is perfect all the time :party:
    I now suffer from Sparklypoolitis! :whoot:
    I am a Platinum contributor because I want everyone who comes here to Trouble Free Pool to have the same success that I enjoy with my pool and family.

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    Re: How big area for an 18' intex ultra frame pool.

    On my 18 foot intex I did a 21 foot circle worked out real well for me.....Mike
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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    Re: How big area for an 18' intex ultra frame pool.

    i leveled out a 20' circle and i have a good foot on each side still. I used a 10' long 2x6 staked in the middle to level the 20' circle. Worked out great!

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    Re: How big area for an 18' intex ultra frame pool.

    I did a 20 ft circle for my 18 ft intex worked out great
    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: How big area for an 18' intex ultra frame pool.

    We did a 20' x 20' square for our 18' intex. Gave us extra room for the pump, etc.
    26' X 52" Intex Ultra Frame. Intex Sand Filter
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    Re: How big area for an 18' intex ultra frame pool.

    For my 12 ft round I did a 16 ft square. If I would have had the space I would have gone about 1 more ft though.
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    Re: How big area for an 18' intex ultra frame pool.

    Quote Originally Posted by heyblmyers
    I did a 20 ft circle for my 18 ft intex worked out great
    Same here.

    24'x52" Artesian w/ Portifino liner - Hayward 1hp powerflo matrix w/24" sand filter - AquaTrol RJ SWG. Solar heating to come. -

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    Re: How big area for an 18' intex ultra frame pool.

    Thannks. I did about 19ft and it worked out fine. But it LEAKS.
    18' x 48" Intex Ultra Frame
    BBB Method

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    Re: How big area for an 18' intex ultra frame pool.

    If it's new... take it back.
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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