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    Intex Ultra Frame pole openings...

    Don't have a picture to point them out and its hard to describe but I'm talking about how the liner is lower at the T-joint by each leg. Has anyone attempted to cover them with tape or other methods to prevent the water from just spilling out?
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    Re: Intex Ultra Frame pole openings...

    We have used pool noodles, split down the side and secured with zip ties. Didn't stop all the spilling, but it did slow it down. Pool noodle also works well to pad the area under the ladder. Ladder rubbing has damaged the liner before.
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    Re: Intex Ultra Frame pole openings...

    Both sound like awesome ideas. I've been wondering about the ladder rubbing too. Two birds with one stone....errr noodle i mean. :P
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    Re: Intex Ultra Frame pole openings...

    Was thinking about this same problem, as every time my 12 year old swims I lose about 2-3" of water. He's pretty active, lol.
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    Re: Intex Ultra Frame pole openings...

    Thinking I may let the water level drop a little and try some duct tape on a couple of the openings just to see if it will stay in place or not.
    6500 gal, Intex 18'x48" above ground, 1hp Pro Sand Filter, TF100 Test Kit

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    Re: Intex Ultra Frame pole openings...

    Quote Originally Posted by frogabog
    ..Pool noodle also works well to pad the area under the ladder....
    Did you just tie-wrap a piece of noodle around each foot?
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    Re: Intex Ultra Frame pole openings...

    The noodle goes on the pool rail, like the other ones at the holes. You might be able to see them in the thread linked in my sig.
    The ladder is also tilted a bit, higher outside the pool which raises it even further from the top rail.
    We also have the ladder in a kiddie pool outside, to rinse feets. Small bucket rarely got used, this way all feets are rinsed by default.
    Where kids swim in 54 degree water, turn blue, and giggle happily cuz they got a POOL!
    Year 3 BBB -15' x 48" Intex Metal Frame - Was using (2) 1000gph Intex cartridge filters (see Full time pumping Intex). 2012, converted to 1600gph and sand filter+SWG = Sand filter love affair!
    Don't waste time and energy looking for a better value on test kits, the TF100 is the best deal around. I did the looking and spent the extra money, but you don't have to make the same mistake. Just go here: TFTestkits. I use Pool Calculator for min/max, and shocking chlorine levels.

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    Re: Intex Ultra Frame pole openings...

    Great. Thanks for the information.
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    Re: Intex Ultra Frame pole openings...

    Overall, the best way to reduce water loss is to lower the water level. I haven't re-done the noodles this year. I just looked at that thread again, and realized everything's changed. Ladder is not on a pallet anymore, but on stacked round pavers with river rock surrounding. And with the sand filter and SWG only one Intex pump remains for skimming. It looks much better now. The grass never grew well there anyway.
    Where kids swim in 54 degree water, turn blue, and giggle happily cuz they got a POOL!
    Year 3 BBB -15' x 48" Intex Metal Frame - Was using (2) 1000gph Intex cartridge filters (see Full time pumping Intex). 2012, converted to 1600gph and sand filter+SWG = Sand filter love affair!
    Don't waste time and energy looking for a better value on test kits, the TF100 is the best deal around. I did the looking and spent the extra money, but you don't have to make the same mistake. Just go here: TFTestkits. I use Pool Calculator for min/max, and shocking chlorine levels.

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