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Thread: No problem, just an FYI for those with Intex pools.

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    No problem, just an FYI for those with Intex pools.

    I havent posted in a while. Simply because everyones advice here works. Even for the inexpensive Intex (or the like) pools -which is just what I have.

    I use the TFP test kit as per the step by step instructions on the lid, got my water specs to the "ideal" levels and check it once a day. I scoop out any crud on the bottom (I have live oaks over the top of the pool) and I keep the filter running all day (that is my personal prefference). This takes me all of ten minutes -maybe.

    I was having issues with the water getting cloudy for no known reason. I have since figured out what was causing this. A gunky filter! If you remove your filter cartridge once or twice a week (depending on bather load) and use a hose sprayer with a nice jet on it, just spray the paper portion of the cartridge all the way around, up and down, and even opening each fold and getting in there.. you will see your filter go from icky grey/black to sparkling white and your water will clear rather quickly.

    The only real issue I am having now (if you could call it that) is the tree frogs who have taken up residence in the "tunnels" created with the liner wrapping around the tubes. Its ok, until you go for a late night swim and see little frogs all around you croaking (I dont like creepy crawlys -to me frogs count). When just enjoying the backyard and listening to them croak its actually rather nice.

    So, listen to what everyone here has to say, it works. Even for the inexpensive pools you pick up at Walmart!

    ~Alli
    Intex vinyl 18' x 48 " AGP

    Learning the ropes so I can grow up and have my very own big kid pool! (IE -SUPER NOOB!)

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    Re: No problem, just an FYI for those with Intex pools.

    Alli, I also have an Intex pool and I love my pool. I spray my filter at least every other day but because I am a freak about my pool it is usually every day. Another thing you can do if you have the side scimmer is use a nylon as a skimmer sock. You have tree frogs and my problem is my cat. He has decided it is fun to jump up and walk around the top of my pool. Specially at night the goofball. I swear if he puts a claw thru my pool he is toast.

    I totally agree with you about the advice on this site.

    IT IS PRICELESS!
    Paula
    Baltimore, MD
    18' x 4' Intex Pool
    7600 gallons (pool calculator says?)

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    Re: No problem, just an FYI for those with Intex pools.

    I also clean my cartridge every other day or so, I only have 2 filters and one is kept clean for quick changes.

    Right now I'm searching all the old posts so I can figure out how I'm going to hook up a sand filter while trying to use the Intex hoses or even if I can do that.
    My pool uses the 1 1/4" clear hoses and right now I just have those hose clamped onto the larger 1 1/2" Intex white hoses to use with my upgraded filter pump.

    And I agree, the info I have found here is PRICELESS

    I learn something new here everyday.
    Intex 15' X 48" metal frame pool
    Waterway Supreme 1hp 2 Speed pump
    Hayward X-Stream 150 Sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter
    2-2'x20' Sungrabber Solar Panels hooked up in parallel on a Goldline GL-235 controller.

    Not getting "Pool Stored" = Priceless!!!
    Thank you TFP

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    Re: No problem, just an FYI for those with Intex pools.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crzyfrlss1
    My pool uses the 1 1/4" clear hoses and right now I just have those hose clamped onto the larger 1 1/2" Intex white hoses to use with my upgraded filter pump.

    And I agree, the info I have found here is PRICELESS
    Yes, you can hook up a sand filter to your Intex pool.. I did. Are you using hose clamps to hook the hoses 1 1/4" hose to the 1 1/2" hoses? If you are, then all you have to do it clamp the 1 1/2" hoses to the normal pump, probably just like you have for the two hose connection.

    Oh yeah, I TOTALLY agree with your second statement!

    Adam
    18' x 42" Intex Easyset Pool, with 16' x 52" deep end in the middle. Approx. 5500 Gal.
    Hayward Power-Flo LX 1 HP, 100# Jacuzzi Brand Sand Filter(Piped underground so it looks nice) 8)
    3 - 2' x 20' Solar Pool Heater Panels(roof mounted)
    Goin' on 9 summers...NOBODY thought it would last this long.
    Buried Portable Spa sharing pumps and water with pool (Almost complete project)

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