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    1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    Hello, I am new to the site and to AGPs.

    I did a lot of research and couldn't find anyone who has put an 9' x 18' Intex Pool in the ground. So here is the process of me doing it. I don't have a lot of room in my back yard and didn't want the pool to be so high off the ground.

    Here are some of the questions I have so far:
    1. What Test Kit is recommended to check my water?
    2. The Pool is up and filled and the output valve is leaking ever so slightly at the twist connection seal, any suggestions?

    [attachment=2:2dshgewv]Pool001_opt.jpg[/attachment:2dshgewv]
    [attachment=1:2dshgewv]Pool002_opt.jpg[/attachment:2dshgewv]
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    9 ft x 18 ft x 52 in Intex Ultra Frame
    1,200gal Intex Krystal Clear™ Sand Filter Pump
    Hayward Wide Mouth Skimmer MODEL SP1090WM

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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    More Pics

    [attachment=2:1oqgedyh]Pool004_opt.jpg[/attachment:1oqgedyh]
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    [attachment=0:1oqgedyh]Pool006_opt.jpg[/attachment:1oqgedyh]
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    9 ft x 18 ft x 52 in Intex Ultra Frame
    1,200gal Intex Krystal Clear™ Sand Filter Pump
    Hayward Wide Mouth Skimmer MODEL SP1090WM

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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    One more pic

    Finally leveling

    [attachment=0:2uehbw9y]Pool007_opt.jpg[/attachment:2uehbw9y]
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    9 ft x 18 ft x 52 in Intex Ultra Frame
    1,200gal Intex Krystal Clear™ Sand Filter Pump
    Hayward Wide Mouth Skimmer MODEL SP1090WM

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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    Wow, this is exciting to watch!! I can't wait to see it fully up! As for test kit, I have the TF100 and love it! Can't help much with the leak. I am constantly adjusting and fighting a leak at the inlet on my splash a round pool (similar to yours).
    NEW POOL : 9 x 18, 48" deep - Bestway brand, 1 HP Intex 3200 Pump/Sand Filter Combo, Wanda the Whale, Hayward through wall skimmer (still in box)
    OLD POOL 5,100 Gallons, 9 x 19 used Splash a Round, Intex SWG, 1.5 HP Hayward Power Flow LX pump, Pentair Clean and Clear 150 sq. ft. filter, hard plumbed, Wanda the Whale,

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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    Which side of the pool wall do you have the rubber gasket installed on?

    Should be on in inside.

    Love to see some pix of your finished set-up!

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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    I want to see it filled too. That looks like a great job.. Been there..
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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    I took the valve off last night and found the o-ring was was pinched, so put it back in the grove and no leaks now!!!!!

    I will take some pictures of the filled pool tonight.
    9 ft x 18 ft x 52 in Intex Ultra Frame
    1,200gal Intex Krystal Clear™ Sand Filter Pump
    Hayward Wide Mouth Skimmer MODEL SP1090WM

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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    Here is a picture of the pool filled.

    This weekend is deck time if Tropical Storm Chantal doesn't interrupt.

    [attachment=0:2xhuwt73]Pool008_opt.jpg[/attachment:2xhuwt73]
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    9 ft x 18 ft x 52 in Intex Ultra Frame
    1,200gal Intex Krystal Clear™ Sand Filter Pump
    Hayward Wide Mouth Skimmer MODEL SP1090WM

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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    Here are my finished idea I sketched out.

    [attachment=2:1ujrr206]Pool01.JPG[/attachment:1ujrr206]
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    9 ft x 18 ft x 52 in Intex Ultra Frame
    1,200gal Intex Krystal Clear™ Sand Filter Pump
    Hayward Wide Mouth Skimmer MODEL SP1090WM

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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    Awesomeness!! That is what we are doing as well!
    Looking very good. Can't wait to see more pictures
    13 x 24' x52" ultra frame pool (still in the box)
    Going to be set in 2.5' hole with deck at rail height sourounding entirely
    Cartridge filter ( we will see how that goes for one season)
    Natural gas heater and solar cover
    Plan to use bbb method! Yay!!

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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    Wow, nice project you've got going, can't wait to see more of it!
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    Intex 16" Sand Filter/2650 gph pump & Intex 54601EG SWG, Hayward SP1091LX thru-the-wall Skimmer, Intex Magnetic Pool Light, TF-100 test kit w/SpeedStir & Sample Sizer.
    Our first little Intex pool project...

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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    Make sure you leave a way to access the pool for repairs. Even if you have to dismantle part of the decking just ensure it is modular enough to to so.


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    13500 gal, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass Slide, TF-100 Test Kit, Hayward 210T
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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    Did you dig this all by hand?? How long did the dig and leveling take? And how long to assemble the pool?
    13 x 24' x52" ultra frame pool (still in the box)
    Going to be set in 2.5' hole with deck at rail height sourounding entirely
    Cartridge filter ( we will see how that goes for one season)
    Natural gas heater and solar cover
    Plan to use bbb method! Yay!!

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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    Make sure you leave a way to access the pool for repairs. Even if you have to dismantle part of the decking just ensure it is modular enough to to so.
    My plans are to make the whole deck system modular. I will be starting on the deck this weekend if the thunderstorms will let me.

    Did you dig this all by hand?? How long did the dig and leveling take? And how long to assemble the pool?
    Yes i dug it all by hand. I live in the Tampa Bay area in Florida, our dirt is mostly sand. The 1st 10"-12" is like top soil and then it is all sand after that. It took me 3 weekends to dig, build my retaining walls, level and set-up. I had help from a friend on one of those weekends. Pool set-up was the easiest it took me about 2 hours to do that. I designed my retaining wall so there was a lip at the 2' depth, I used that to level the ground. It worked out great. I surprised myself on how level everything was. I leveled my eye first and then went back with a 2x4 with a level attached to it. That took about 3 hours and it kicked my butt. That lip is also being used to support the legs. I didn't have to use concrete pavers.
    9 ft x 18 ft x 52 in Intex Ultra Frame
    1,200gal Intex Krystal Clear™ Sand Filter Pump
    Hayward Wide Mouth Skimmer MODEL SP1090WM

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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    Awesome!

    Inlaws Pool Boy since June 14th 2012, Pool built ~ 2003, In-Ground, 16'x32'
    13500 gal, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass Slide, TF-100 Test Kit, Hayward 210T
    sand filter, A.O. Smith 1.5HP main pump motor (C48L2N134C1),
    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    love it. this project looks great. i can't wait to see the final product....

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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    how's it progressing??
    13 x 24' x52" ultra frame pool (still in the box)
    Going to be set in 2.5' hole with deck at rail height sourounding entirely
    Cartridge filter ( we will see how that goes for one season)
    Natural gas heater and solar cover
    Plan to use bbb method! Yay!!

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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    Very rainy weekend here, started on the frame in-between the storms. Not a very productive weekend.
    9 ft x 18 ft x 52 in Intex Ultra Frame
    1,200gal Intex Krystal Clear™ Sand Filter Pump
    Hayward Wide Mouth Skimmer MODEL SP1090WM

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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    We ended up taking the 13x 22 pool back and exchanging for the 9x 18 as well

    Any progress this week? We are at a standstill
    13 x 24' x52" ultra frame pool (still in the box)
    Going to be set in 2.5' hole with deck at rail height sourounding entirely
    Cartridge filter ( we will see how that goes for one season)
    Natural gas heater and solar cover
    Plan to use bbb method! Yay!!

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    Re: 1st Post, Burring an Intex 9' x 18'

    No process this week. Lots of rain and I had to have minor surgery. I am hoping to start it again on Wednesday.
    9 ft x 18 ft x 52 in Intex Ultra Frame
    1,200gal Intex Krystal Clear™ Sand Filter Pump
    Hayward Wide Mouth Skimmer MODEL SP1090WM

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