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    Help with easyset intex: wrong way ring

    Hi all , a friend of mine installed for the first time an intex easyset pool but it seems very different from mine .
    It seems less deep and the ring in the wron direction.
    Can you confirm me that the problem is the ring in the wrong way ( inline vs outline)?
    Is it possible to address this problem withou the noeed of empty the pool?
    Any idea.
    Regards
    Andrea

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    Re: Help with easyset intex: wrong way ring

    Could this possibly be a new design by Intex to allow more swimming area inside the pool as compared to the original design??? When was it purchased??

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    Re: Help with easyset intex: wrong way ring

    Wow that looks bizare and over inflated
    Nathan
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    Re: Help with easyset intex: wrong way ring

    Don't think it is a new design, I think it is inflated ( overinflated ) in the wrong way...
    Anyway this swimming pool was bought on April 2013.

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    Re: Help with easyset intex: wrong way ring

    From the photos it appears the ring looks over-inflated and the pool looks like there's not enough water in it. We used to fill ours up so the water was just at or slightly above the seam.
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    Re: Help with easyset intex: wrong way ring

    I think this one snuck past quality control. Didn't you notice the ring looked odd when you filled it with air? I wouldn't have filled the pool.
    second-hand 26' round intex ultra with its included Model 633T cartridge filter pump; 15,000 gallons

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    Re: Help with easyset intex: wrong way ring

    Holy cow!! I first looked at this post on my phone earlier today and couldn't see just how funky it really looked. Now that I'm at home on a "real computer" I can see your concern more clearly. I agree with JLSgirl... looks like this one slipped by quality control!!

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    Re: Help with easyset intex: wrong way ring

    The ring is clearly way overinflated and the pool is not full, you need to let a lot of air out of the ring and fill the pool more.
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    Re: Help with easyset intex: wrong way ring

    Looks like it's made wrong; or, it was so over inflated, it stretched the top ring.
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    Re: Help with easyset intex: wrong way ring

    It's been a few years since I have had a easy set so at first I assumed over inflated, but after looking at a few pics on google I would say its made wrong. I can't see the ring not popping by that point if it was made right, but it could be plausible but I still doubt it.

    They need to contact intex and get it replaced.
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    Re: Help with easyset intex: wrong way ring

    I agree, the ring looks way over-inflated, or is defective. It should have just enough air inside to be somewhat firm when it is cold. When it gets hot it will expand and get even harder, so you need to leave room for that.

    Also, you need to fill the water up to where the side wall and the ring meet. This will lift the ring into it's proper position.

    Good Luck!
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    Re: Help with easyset intex: wrong way ring

    Looks almost like this ring was made for a bigger size pool, then someone "forced fitted" it to this slightly smaller pool.

    Since the ring does not contact water in any way, then it does not support this pool in the way it was designed to do, but as it stands now, it is adding structural support to the top of the liner.

    The pool might still function as it stands, but sure looks weird.
    Donīt be fooled by the sheep on my bike, I swim with fish in my sound equipped pool.

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