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    Red face Seeking advice on setting up Intex 9x18

    Here's what I'm doing, tell me if/where I'm going wrong:

    I'm digging an 11x20 foot patch of turf out of my lawn, plan to level dirt as much as possible to a depth of a little over two inches, then put a layer of sand (any particular kind of sand? ), wet it down and then buy something to flatten it down firmly and level. Then we put up the pool.

    Questions:

    Is that "footprint large enough to contain the bars or whatever they're called that hold the thing out, or should i go wider.

    Should i use 2x3 pieces of wood along border to contain the sand?

    the pool comes with a pump, should i buy a separate salt pump system from walmart which goes for around $200 CAD?

    Thanks!!! 12 year old desperate to swim!

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    Re: Seeking advice on setting up Intex 9x18

    G'day and welcome to TFP...

    I have the exact same pool.....

    The exact measurements of your pool - including the support legs - is 6.05m x 3.30m.... Sorry I'm metric .... The part of the pool liner that will be touching the ground will be 5.50m x 2.75m......

    Here is the intex diagram....

    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 http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...lice-of-heaven

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    Re: Seeking advice on setting up Intex 9x18

    You're going to need some heavy duty pavers under those U legs as they will sink into the ground. That pool will excert a lot of pressure onto the ground. You will need pavers over 2" thick as the 12"x12"x1" pavers are snapping like twigs under them.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Seeking advice on setting up Intex 9x18

    Quote Originally Posted by larrylintz View Post
    Here's what I'm doing, tell me if/where I'm going wrong:

    I'm digging an 11x20 foot patch of turf out of my lawn, plan to level dirt as much as possible to a depth of a little over two inches, then put a layer of sand (any particular kind of sand? ), wet it down and then buy something to flatten it down firmly and level. Then we put up the pool.

    Questions:

    Is that "footprint large enough to contain the bars or whatever they're called that hold the thing out, or should i go wider.

    Should i use 2x3 pieces of wood along border to contain the sand?

    the pool comes with a pump, should i buy a separate salt pump system from walmart which goes for around $200 CAD?

    Thanks!!! 12 year old desperate to swim!
    Hi... I had the same exact pool up last year. My footprint for the area was 13' x 22'. I created a box using 2 x 6 lumber as a perimeter, cleared about 3-4" of grass and dirt, tamped the soil firm, put in about 1.5 - 2 yards of sand, tamp it down, and used 16"x16" pavers for each support leg set in the sand and level with sand surface. My footprint was a little larger than I needed, but it allowed me to put the ladder at any point around the pool without having it fall outside of the boxed area and possibly become unsteady. The ladder that comes with that pool is not the best. It does the job, but a bit wobbly, so if you have the opportunity to get better ladder, do it. If you have the space, use that footprint and you won't regret it.

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    Re: Seeking advice on setting up Intex 9x18

    Forgot to mention... Get the Intex Saltwater system. It works great. I used it along with the filter that came with the pool. $20 in salt and I never had to do anything else but run the pump and SWG 4 hours a day.
    Cathy...15 x 30 x 54" Sharkline Echelon oval AG 12,600 gallons
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