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Thread: Intex 9x18 or 12x24? Which to buy?

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    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Albuquerque, NM

    Intex 9x18 or 12x24? Which to buy?

    Hi all, it's been many years since I was here but you all helped me learn a lot with our little 12' intex pool. It was clean the entire season thanks to you all. We are revamping our backyard and will have enough space to get either an intex 9x18 rectangular pool or a 12x24 rectangular pool. Both are bigger than I am use to but the kids are getting older so we are going to "take the plunge". I've also heard the filters they come with for either aren't the greatest so any recommendations in that area would be appreciated. I am not super handy so modifying the actual liner for a different filter is not in my bag of tricks this year.
    Any advice on any of this is welcome.
    Thank you!
    Jenn, From New Mexico
    8600 gal Intex 12x24x52 ultra rectangular pool, current filter: Sand Filter Pump with 1,600 gallon (6,056 L) per hour flow rate

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    May 2014
    san tan, az

    Re: Intex 9x18 or 12x24? Which to buy?

    Go with the bigger pool if you can. Upgrade the filter/pump to a sand filter. You can alwas use the one that came with it to run a fountain.

    I would assume 2650gph pump/sand filter would be the minimum you would want with the 12x24.

    I am still learning all this and more experienced folks will chime in.

    18'x48" Intex Ultra-Frame (Grey), Intex 2150gph Sand Filter (#28647EG), Intex Krystal Clear SWCG (#54601EG), Hayward SP1091LX Dyna-Skim, Intex LED Light.

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    Dec 2013
    Canberra Australia

    Re: Intex 9x18 or 12x24? Which to buy?

    Get the biggest one you can get... I would have bought the 24 x 12 Intex but I have used every available bit of space with the 18 x 9.... Bearing in mind the 24 x 12 will weigh about 37 tonnes, the 18 x 9 will weigh about 17 tonnes.... Both are very heavy pools when full....
    Intex Rectangle 18 x 9 x 52', 4544 gallon (18000 litres), 0.75 hp pool pump, 100 sqft Zodiac Titan Cartridge Filter - 40mm, Stenner Peristaltic Pump chlorine injection system, Intex Over The Wall Skimmer, Intex Fittings with 40mm plumbing Lil Patch Of Heaven. Build/Construction

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    Jun 2014
    Centennial, CO

    Re: Intex 9x18 or 12x24? Which to buy?

    We just bought the 12 X 24 model but haven't received it yet. I am going to start the site preparation this weekend. Now I just have to figure out how to heat it. Bigger is always better

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    Jul 2012
    San Diego, CA

    Re: Intex 9x18 or 12x24? Which to buy?

    When in doubt, go bigger I have a soft sided 9 x 19 pool, and really wish we had something bigger. Looking into getting a 12 x 24 oval pool, which while not many more gallons, provides more swimming length. I currently have a cartridge filter and will tell you the advice I was given: lower hp pump, and a large filter, are the key.
    NEW POOL : 9 x 18, 48" deep - Bestway brand, 1 HP Intex 3200 Pump/Sand Filter Combo, Wanda the Whale, Hayward through wall skimmer (still in box)
    OLD POOL 5,100 Gallons, 9 x 19 used Splash a Round, Intex SWG, 1.5 HP Hayward Power Flow LX pump, Pentair Clean and Clear 150 sq. ft. filter, hard plumbed, Wanda the Whale,

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