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Thread: Winterizing an Intex Ultra Frame Pool

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    Winterizing an Intex Ultra Frame Pool

    Hi all - i live in northern PA, we get a lot of cold and snow in the winter. I have an 18x48 intex ultra frame pool and am wondering if I should winterize and leave it up this winter. Has anyone with the same type of weather had luck doing this and for how long? I was going to use chemicals, pillows and the intex cover provided. Drain the water below the inlet/outlet. I also am not sure if I shoudl plug the holes and if so with what. Any info would be helpful....i don't want to ruin the pool after one year.


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    DFW, Texas

    Re: Winterizing an Intex Ultra Frame Pool

    Welcome to TFP!

    Here is the recommended process for Winterizing Your Above Ground Pool.

    When I was a kid, most people left their AG pools up over the winter. The pools basically lasted until we all went off to college and, in some cases, beyond that.
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    Re: Winterizing an Intex Ultra Frame Pool

    What have other folks used to plug the holes in the side of the intex pools? I am nervous about draining 6 inches below because that seems like more than half the water and really makes the sides seem unsturdy. What have other intex owners had success with?

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