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    New tosite but loving it! Need your advice on 26' intex

    Hi everyone! I also became an owner of a 26' yesterday of the last pool on the east coast!!! Seriously..... I had my teenage daughter drive an hour to the Lynchburg VA wallyworld to get what they said was the last one and in good condition. Once we got off work and came home and saw the outside damaged box....needless to say I was sick....however, all the parts seem to be there and no damage to the liner that we can tell at this point. So what do you guys think? Return or go for it? I called the WM back and told them I couldn't believe they would see a pool in this bad of condition and they were very apologetic and of course I have the option to return BUT it is the very last one and they are SOLD OUT online!!! Oh yeah I did ask my 17 year old if she was blind...... HELP
    IG 26,000 gallon Gunnite concrete
    Built 2002, Charleston, SC
    Chlorine tablets in-line chlorinator.
    DE filters (old Anthony pools housing).
    In-line Nature 2 silver/copper ions (only use in-season)
    Sta-Rite pump
    Polaris 3900 Sport (my eternal nemesis!!) - the same pump that pumps water through filter also pumps this, alternatively, via a valve, and my 1st, 2nd, and 3rd one go too slow and get caught on steps, no matter what I do to it!

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    Re: New tosite but loving it! Need your advice on 26' intex

    I think that any damage or missing parts that you discover during the setup process should be covered by the warranty. WM is also really pretty good about returns and I would think that even if you you returned it all to them in an open box, they would still give you credit most likely. I had a line trimmer that I bought from them that after 3 months, became hard to start. I returned it to them dirty and oily and got my money back no problem, even after that amount of time.

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    Re: New tosite but loving it! Need your advice on 26' intex

    Go for it! If anything is missing or damaged Intex will likely ship you a replacement. I've never heard any horror stories about them.

    I too saw the online reviews talking about leaks. Ours is on it's second season & so far it's holding up well. The only modifications I made were to use a larger sand filter I had from a previous pool. I knew from experience the little cartridge thing they included with our 18'x48" is nowhere close to sufficient. The other thing I did was to take a hole puncher & put drain holes in a few of the openings where the legs meet the rails. Unless you only have a pool full of grandmothers lounging & making NO splashes, water will get into that area and not have a way to drain. This keeps that water from pooling up & turning green.

    Level the ground, put down whatever you're going to put down, and go for it! Just make sure it's as level as you can get it, and then level some more. Dig down to level, don't try to fill. Water weighs 8 lbs per gallon, that will compact any fill dirt tighter than anything I can think of. if I had it to do over again, I'd skip the sand too. I've had a little issue with it washing out in one spot.
    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)
    Leisure bay hot tub

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    Re: New tosite but loving it! Need your advice on 26' intex

    Thanks Big Kid! We are going to go for it! Just waiting on the guy to come dig the nice level hole for us since of course our back yard is nothing but a slope!!! By the time I finish this project, I am sure it will be winter. I failed to mention that we will be filling our pool from our pond since we have well water. I am hoping that we can clear the water up pretty fast but we will see. I will post pictures of this project as it is going to be a huge one!
    IG 26,000 gallon Gunnite concrete
    Built 2002, Charleston, SC
    Chlorine tablets in-line chlorinator.
    DE filters (old Anthony pools housing).
    In-line Nature 2 silver/copper ions (only use in-season)
    Sta-Rite pump
    Polaris 3900 Sport (my eternal nemesis!!) - the same pump that pumps water through filter also pumps this, alternatively, via a valve, and my 1st, 2nd, and 3rd one go too slow and get caught on steps, no matter what I do to it!

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    Re: New tosite but loving it! Need your advice on 26' intex

    Demott, I saw where you mentioned on my install thread about getting your pool. I answered you there before I saw this one. I think you're gonna love it!
    Angie M.
    AG, 26' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame, vinyl, 14667 gal. And LOVING it!!! Hayward S15922S 1HP, 2SP pump and Hayward S220T Sand Filter. Hard plumbed with PVC, added second return, intex SWG, Hydro Pool widemouth skimmer. Set up in May 2012!
    N.E. Florida. TF100 - Best investment EVER! (Well, for the pool anyway)

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