Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Setup - Intex Ultraframe 14' x 48", 4600 gallons

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Setup - Intex Ultraframe 14' x 48", 4600 gallons

    Split from post535814.html#p535814. Please start your own thread when you have a question rather than hijack another poster's thread. Butterfly


    Hello. I have the same pool and we are new pool owners as well. We are trying to level a spot in our Backyard as it sits on a major slope. The spot where the pool is going to be placed is off by 3 inches on one side and prefectly leveled on the other side. I guess my question is can I level the off side with sand or does it have to be dirt? Also, once leveled do i have to break the pool down after the summer or can I leave it up?
    Thanks,
    18' Intex pool, Intex SWG, Complete Pool Noob!

  2. Back To Top    #2
    linen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    Posts
    8,649

    Re: Setup - Intex Ultraframe 14' x 48", 4600 gallons

    Welcome to tfp, lollypop123

    The best way is to dig down to the lowest undisturbed ground. Defiantly building up with sand is a bad idea since sand will easily move and erode.
    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.

  3. Back To Top    #3
    clambert1273's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Cerritos, CA
    Posts
    575

    Re: Setup - Intex Ultraframe 14' x 48", 4600 gallons

    I am leaving mine up after the torture of leveling and putting together.. I don't want to do it again


    Christina
    ~14,000gal 14x30 IG vinyl, Hayward DE4820 filter (everything else is too old to read lol), TF100 Test Kit, TFPC method
    POOL SCHOOL, ABC'S of WATER CHEMISTRY, POOL MATH, SUPPORT TFP!!, TEST KIT!

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Re: Setup - Intex Ultraframe 14' x 48", 4600 gallons

    Ok. So do i dig down on the unleveled side thats off by 3inches or the side that is leveled already?
    18' Intex pool, Intex SWG, Complete Pool Noob!

  5. Back To Top    #5
    clambert1273's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Cerritos, CA
    Posts
    575

    Re: Setup - Intex Ultraframe 14' x 48", 4600 gallons

    Dig the high side down to the level side all the way around.

    I took a rebar pole and drove it into the center of the area I marked off for the pool. Then I took an 8 foot long board drilled a hole through it stuck the rebar through the hole.

    Then I taped a 4ft level on top and started spinning it around .. Digging as I went. Takes a while but does the job. After that, installed the pavers where the legs would be and put foam down.

    I am about 1" unlevel on the lowest point and that is mostly because I lost the endcaps to two of my posts lol


    Christina
    ~14,000gal 14x30 IG vinyl, Hayward DE4820 filter (everything else is too old to read lol), TF100 Test Kit, TFPC method
    POOL SCHOOL, ABC'S of WATER CHEMISTRY, POOL MATH, SUPPORT TFP!!, TEST KIT!

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Re: Setup - Intex Ultraframe 14' x 48", 4600 gallons

    OK! Thanks that was very helpful.
    18' Intex pool, Intex SWG, Complete Pool Noob!

  7. Back To Top    #7
    linen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    Posts
    8,649

    Re: Setup - Intex Ultraframe 14' x 48", 4600 gallons

    clambert...on a side note, are you certain your intex is 14' in diameter?...I didn't know they made a ultra in that diameter. If it is, your volume is likely more like 3850 gallons (you do not fill the pool up to 4'...assume 3.5' and intexs still come out a little smaller than the poolcalculator gives).
    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.

  8. Back To Top    #8
    clambert1273's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Cerritos, CA
    Posts
    575

    Re: Setup - Intex Ultraframe 14' x 48", 4600 gallons

    14 x 48 positive

    Ours is filled to the seam (rains all the time) and I played with multiple calculations to see which one was the closest.


    Christina
    ~14,000gal 14x30 IG vinyl, Hayward DE4820 filter (everything else is too old to read lol), TF100 Test Kit, TFPC method
    POOL SCHOOL, ABC'S of WATER CHEMISTRY, POOL MATH, SUPPORT TFP!!, TEST KIT!

  9. Back To Top    #9
    clambert1273's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Cerritos, CA
    Posts
    575

    Re: Setup - Intex Ultraframe 14' x 48", 4600 gallons

    This was my box (still in shed)




    Christina
    ~14,000gal 14x30 IG vinyl, Hayward DE4820 filter (everything else is too old to read lol), TF100 Test Kit, TFPC method
    POOL SCHOOL, ABC'S of WATER CHEMISTRY, POOL MATH, SUPPORT TFP!!, TEST KIT!

  10. Back To Top    #10
    linen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    Posts
    8,649

    Re: Setup - Intex Ultraframe 14' x 48", 4600 gallons

    What i did is put 14 and 3.5 in the pool calculator which gave me 4000 gallons. Then I looked at how much lower the 15' intex is (intex says 4440) from what the pool calculator gives...this ratio 4440/4600= 0.965 then I used this ratio and multiplied the 4000 gallons by it: 4000*0.965= 3860 gallons.
    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.

  11. Back To Top    #11
    clambert1273's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Cerritos, CA
    Posts
    575

    Re: Setup - Intex Ultraframe 14' x 48", 4600 gallons

    Well the calculator first told me 4600 lol I went by Intex's 90% and it wasn't right either.

    When I started to shock and let it fall, I began tweaking every day to see what gave the more accurate (for me) and it was the 4000.


    Christina
    ~14,000gal 14x30 IG vinyl, Hayward DE4820 filter (everything else is too old to read lol), TF100 Test Kit, TFPC method
    POOL SCHOOL, ABC'S of WATER CHEMISTRY, POOL MATH, SUPPORT TFP!!, TEST KIT!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •