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Thread: Intex vs Top Brand

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    Intex vs Top Brand

    Is it worth the money you save to buy an intex ultra frame pool from Walmart or should I go to my pool store and get one from there?

    This is for an 18' round above ground

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Intex vs Top Brand

    That depends on how much money you have available. An Intex will never be as nice a setup nor last as long as most other brands, but it is still a great pool and well worth considering if you are on a tight budget.
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    Re: Intex vs Top Brand

    I'm discussing it with a customer. I don't think money is too much of an issue. I'm just looking for bullet points I guess. Something like...

    Intex pool last x years
    Brand x pool last x years

    Or other distinct differences.

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    Aug 2011
    Virginia Beach

    Re: Intex vs Top Brand

    Like anything else, they're only as good as the care they receive. Neglect or abuse will take their toll on anything. I have an 18' Intex Ultra frame and I really like it. I've never had a "pool store pool" before so I can't say I've had better results with one or the other, but I'm happy with the INtex.
    Intex Ultra Frame 18' X 48" 7600 +/- gallons
    Columbia 50 LB sand filter/ HP pump, $$ WELL spent(2nd best thing bought for the pool)
    Virginia Beach, VA
    TF100 test kit- Money WELL spent (best thing I've ever bought for the pool)
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