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    Anyone bought an Intex pool from Walmart?

    I am looking at purchasing the Intex 12ft x 30" metal frame pool for my grand-children (1yr, 4yrs, 5yrs, 6yrs) - I am concerned about the outdoor cats clawing at the outside of it?

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    Re: Anyone bought an Intex pool from Walmart?

    Spray them with the garden hose if they go near it! Cats love that!!!
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    Re: Anyone bought an Intex pool from Walmart?

    I had three cats with my first intex-type pool.. My cats never went near it... But if you are worried you can rub a little eucalyptus oil on the outside of the pool and they will avoid it..
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    Re: Anyone bought an Intex pool from Walmart?

    I don't see anything about it that would be enticing to cats, but even if they did, the liner is pretty durable. I don't think it's likely that they could damage it. Go for it, they are fun little pools. We've gone from 10' Easy set to 12' Easy set to 14' Ultra frame to the 16' foot Ultra frame I just put up this past weekend.

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    Re: Anyone bought an Intex pool from Walmart?

    I have the 22ft. Intex pool for 2 yrs. From Walmart lots of cats from all my neighbors and my pool still going they don't get close to the pool .

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    Re: Anyone bought an Intex pool from Walmart?

    I have a 12x14 from Wal-Mart or target. .....our outside cat has never bothered it.
    We had a smaller intex with the blow up air baggy thingy....had our pit bull and Doberman jump up onto it a few times. Eventually they did puncture. .. but took a few times....and both had nails.

    Intex pools are prttey strong materials or liners.

    Also...the paper filters can be rinsed. ...don't think you need to buy new ones.
    I bought and extra one when we owned the paper filters.....so when I pulled dirty one out to rinse. ...I could throw clean one in.....so I didn't have to open pump twice.
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    Re: Anyone bought an Intex pool from Walmart?

    Do yourself a favor and get a couple of the Unicel cartridges. Way better than the Intex ones.
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    Re: Anyone bought an Intex pool from Walmart?

    I have a 26' intex. 3rd summer now. There is a family of stray cats that called my deck home for the past year. They have not done any damage to the pool. As others have stated the liner is very tough.a lot thicker than a traditional pool liner. The kitties have however left me a couple if kills on the deck. I guess they consider these "gifts" as payment in full for the use of my deck and the protection provided by my patio furniture covers.

    I noticed yesterday that that the raw edges of the liner ( around the rod pockets ) is showing some fibers sticking up. Kind of makes me feel better knowing that there is some kind of extra something in there to strengthen the liner.
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    Re: Anyone bought an Intex pool from Walmart?

    I bought mine at walmart this is my 2nd year and i've had no problems with cats, cat hate water so i doubt they will go near it
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    Re: Anyone bought an Intex pool from Walmart?

    I'm in the process of training my cat not to drink the pool water. I think he will be a quick learner!
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