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Thread: intex ultra 20' setup 2nd time questions....

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    Jun 2013
    Central Illinois

    intex ultra 20' setup 2nd time questions....

    So last year I got an Intex 20' ultra frame pool. After much help from this forum and the pool calculator I was able to get things balanced, stable, and working great. I also learned a lot. When I setup the pool the first time, I thought it was level, and was wrong. It was about 4 inches out of level from side to side. This year I have a spinning laser level and it will be level! I also intend to leave it up for the next few years and not take it down again.

    A few questions:

    A) I am thinking of not making the bottom flat. It will be level around the outside, but dropping the center down 6 or 8 inches (gradual slope mind you, not just a big hole) Has anyone done this on one of these type of pools? Any problems anyone can think of?

    B) Since I do not intend on taking it back down, is there anything I should do before I put it up to ensure that it will last the next several winters?
    8K Gal, Intex 20' X 48" Ultra Frame Round Pool (PVC Liner), Cartridge Filter
    First pool setup 6/17/13
    I am both a newbie and a cheapskate. Please forgive my stubbornness and ignorance.
    Mental Note: Shocking the Pool does not involve an electric cord...

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    Jun 2011
    Tecumseh, OK

    Re: intex ultra 20' setup 2nd time questions....

    When we put ours in we dished out the center 6 inches like you are considering. It begins to gradually slope about 2ft from the wall. Really nice to have the extra depth plus the debris all collects right in the center this way too. Ours is going on its 4th or 5th year of use and it has been left up year round from the start. So far no problems from having done it that way.

    24'x52" Artesian w/ Portifino liner - Hayward 1hp powerflo matrix w/24" sand filter - AquaTrol RJ SWG. Solar heating to come. -

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