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Thread: Intex ultra fram up all winter?

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    Join Date
    May 2012

    Intex ultra fram up all winter?

    Hello I was wondering if anyone in the north had left their ultra frame intex up all winter? I was thinking about doing this but I wondered if there were any issues in doing so?
    thanks in advance

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    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Augusta, Kansas

    Re: Intex ultra fram up all winter?

    We live in windy Kansas - south of you but still cold. We have the Intex rectangle pool (16x32) and left if up last winter (first year with this pool). We had a cold but no measureable snow winter. We followed the winterizing instructions for an above ground found on the site.

    Our only issue was the wind picked up the cover and basically tore it to shreads - leaving part in the pool. Because the pool was exposed I opened the pool in April and spent the month of April getting all the dirt and leaves cleaned out. By May we had a sparklie pool.

    This winter we are taking it down due to a section of legs that have sunk. But next winter we plan on leaving it up and hopefully getting a solution to the wind ripping the cover off the pool.


    15,000 salty gallons - 24' x 12' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame Pool
    Intex Sand Filter, Pump, SWG - TF-100 and speed stir

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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Intex ultra fram up all winter?

    My neighbor has the non-ultra intex metal frame that he has left up for 3 winters (I think ours are generally worse then yours) with no apparent problems.
    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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