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    replaceing intex metal frame legs with pvc is it possbile

    will it be able to holed up to the stress of the pool with water will it be better then the metal frame legs .

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    Re: replaceing intex metal frame legs with pvc is it possbil

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    Re: replaceing intex metal frame legs with pvc is it possbil

    Quote Originally Posted by intexnut2013
    will it be able to holed up to the stress of the pool with water will it be better then the metal frame legs .
    I do not think so. Plastic is hollow and the stress could crack it. Are you looking to replace a few legs or do the whole pool that way? I have some extra legs from old pool. (15'x52"pool) Not sure how much to ship but probably less expensive then getting new ones.
    Let me know it you want them. I saved them to use next year in the veggie garden to hold fencing but will share.
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    Re: replaceing intex metal frame legs with pvc is it possbil

    PVC definitely won't won't, it's not meant for that type of lateral stress, trying that will be a VERY dangerous situation.
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    Re: replaceing intex metal frame legs with pvc is it possbil

    I was thinking possibly schedule 80, but don't know enough about the strength characteristics. I would think if the manufacturer could make it out of a non-rusting material at a decent price they would, just to prevent rust issues. If somebody could develop replacement parts at a decent price they could probably make some money.
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    Re: replaceing intex metal frame legs with pvc is it possbil

    Quote Originally Posted by msgtdan
    I was thinking possibly schedule 80, but don't know enough about the strength characteristics. I would think if the manufacturer could make it out of a non-rusting material at a decent price they would, just to prevent rust issues. If somebody could develop replacement parts at a decent price they could probably make some money.
    I think you hit the nail on the head. The metal pipes are way cheaper than a pvc pipe thick enough to have the same strength. Intex pools production cost must almost be nothing. Walmart is selling the 15-48 metal frame pool for $239.00. I am sure that they are still making money off of it.

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    Re: replaceing intex metal frame legs with pvc is it possbil

    Quote Originally Posted by msgtdan
    I was thinking possibly schedule 80, but don't know enough about the strength characteristics. I would think if the manufacturer could make it out of a non-rusting material at a decent price they would, just to prevent rust issues. If somebody could develop replacement parts at a decent price they could probably make some money.
    If the manufacturer could or would make it out of non-rusting materials, then they wouldn't sell another one 3 years down the road. Manufacturers don't produce consumer goods to last today. They produce them to last up to the failure point the engineers design into the product.
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    Re: replaceing intex metal frame legs with pvc is it possbil

    If the manufacturer could or would make it out of non-rusting materials, then they wouldn't sell another one 3 years down the road.
    That's a distinct possibility, there are other factors that could affect that. Such as if somebody makes cheaper/longer lasting replacement parts, liner life is another. I'm sure they have it figured out pretty close and their profit margin per unit is not a lot, just volume makes up for it.
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    Re: replaceing intex metal frame legs with pvc is it possbil

    Labor is cheap in China, $1.00 a day and 2 fortune cookies.

    Also as stated above, everything you buy today is designed and built as disposable/consumable, and I do mean EVERYTHING.

    Companies have all adopted Ray Crock's business model, make it consumable, if they want another one then they have to buy it, it is also known as repeat business, and warranties are designed to last just short of the engineered life of the product.
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