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    Bought new Intex 18' Ultra Frame But Not Ready For It

    So I ordered an 18'x48" ultra frame from Walmart. It's scheduled to be delivered this week, but I'm having some trees taken down (hopefully this week) and I don't want to install it until the trees are down as to avoid any damage. I live in NY, so I doubt putting it up now will be worth it seeing as I'd have to take it down in September and I'd be using well water to fill it up, so it would probably take a week or so just to fill. So let's say I let it sit in my garage, and next year I open it to go put it up and I notice a hole in the liner or something damaged, will Walmart still accept the return? Basically the first year of the warranty will be while it's sitting in the garage and that's what I'm concerned about. What do you guys suggest?
    Intex Ultra Frame 18'x48"
    Intex 14-Inch Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump
    Intex Intex Krystal Clear Salt System (not yet installed)

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    linen's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Bought new Intex 18' Ultra Frame But Not Ready For It

    Around here (MN) some people leave them up over the winter.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Bought new Intex 18' Ultra Frame But Not Ready For It

    Walmart's return policy on pools states that they will only accept returns on pools within 30 days of purchase.
    1) 20K gallons 2&5)Tagelus Sand Filter TA60D, 60 gallons/minute
    3inground 4)gunite
    6) installed 1984

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    Re: Bought new Intex 18' Ultra Frame But Not Ready For It

    Intex states in all their paperwork to not return it to the store. I would consider setting it up if the ground will be ready for it and just treat it like any other above ground pool and plan on winterizing it.

    I set ours up this summer hastily and am not 100% happy with everything so I will be draining and taking it down then early spring get the yard just the way I want and then set it up and not take it down until I need to replace it...

    Just my 2 cents.
    18' x 48" Intex Ultra Frame
    2650 Intex Sand Filter

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    May 2012

    Re: Bought new Intex 18' Ultra Frame But Not Ready For It

    I know the EasySet pools were pretty hardy in my opinion the few years we had one -- we drained and left it lay on the ground and then would refill in the spring after a good scrubbing. Never had a problem. Don't know how one of those would do winterizing since the blow up ring would probably deflate.
    Above Ground Pool 15' by 30' Older pool -- Make ? Model ? Cost - Free; Given to Us
    Gallons approximately 11,000 (if I figured correctly)
    New liner in 2007 when pool was moved and installed by son-in-law and family members
    Hayward Sand Filter 150 pounds of sand (purchased new in 2007)
    White River 2 horsepower pump (purchased new in 2012)
    Deck built in 2011
    Bioguard 1200V Multi-Test Kit with an additional Orthotolidine Chlorine Test Kit

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    Jun 2012
    Hudson Ohio

    Re: Bought new Intex 18' Ultra Frame But Not Ready For It

    Speaking of Easy set pools ...We set ours up in the beginning of June. Got the SWG...and we have belonged to the Sparklypools club, thanks to troublefreepools website.!!We live in Northeast Ohio..and endured the many 90 degree days. When we drain(hopefuly not for another month or so..Should we have any concerns with draining 5500 gallons of water(SALTWATER)enviromentally?We have a septic and plan on draining into the woods that surround us.
    18 x 54 Sharkline Matrix pool. 7800 gallons.
    Pentair Optiflo 1 1/2 HP 2 speed pump
    Pentair Clean and Clear 150 Sq Ft cartridge filter
    Hayward H100ID Heater. Purchased all from Poolsupplyworld. TF-100 TEST KIT

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    techguy's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Antelope, CA

    Re: Bought new Intex 18' Ultra Frame But Not Ready For It

    I drained my EasySets onto the lawn around the pool. I just sat on the top edge of the pool and let the water rush around me. I can't tell you how many times I have done this over the years. Those EasySets could (should) be called EasyGreen given the number of times mine turned green on me.
    -- 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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