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    AGP Depth Question

    Hello All,
    I am wanting to go from my current ring pool to a Ultra Frame Pool this year. I have 3 boys ages 4 to 7. My latest ring pool was a 15'x30", which was a depth of about 24" or so. My concern is the depth of the water so that the pool is safe for my children. I wanted to get a pool that will last a few years and was looking at an 18'x48" Ultra Frame Pool. I called Intex to check the water depth for this pool and was told that the depth would be 42". With the ring pools I would fill the pool about 90% or so which kept the depth of the water a little more shallower, can you do the same with the Ultra Frame Pools or do you have to fill the pool up to the 42" depth? I don't know how deep the inlet and outlet for the pumps are and was hoping someone who has this type of pool could help me.

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    Re: AGP Depth Question

    Hi Tim, welcome to TFP.

    I can't answer your question with 100% certainty, as I don't own an Intex but so many others here do so we can at least bump your topic to the top for an answer. I will say that I believe you have to fill the pool up because the intake is higher than the out put.

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    Re: AGP Depth Question

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    There is no such thing as a safe water depth for children. A person can drown in a few inches of water. So, there MUST be supervision regardless of the water depth. The water would have to be very shallow for the kids to be able to stand with their heads above water and usually the kids seem to prefer to swim around and dive under the water.

    My 4 and 6 year old girls swim like fish all over our pool (including down the slide and jumping board in the 8' deep end) ... no lessons, just lots of time in the pool and parents willing to teach them. They grow fast and will quickly learn to navigate the water.
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    Re: AGP Depth Question

    Thank you for the reply, I not looking for a safe water level, looking for a lower level than what intex told me.

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    Re: AGP Depth Question

    Hi there, the pool if its round, shouldn't have a problem... Its the rectangle intex that have to be filled to the max so they sit properly....
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    Re: AGP Depth Question

    you will have to tell them not to jump off ladder, they are boys remember
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    Re: AGP Depth Question

    Quote Originally Posted by POPPA S View Post
    you will have to tell them not to jump off ladder, they are boys remember
    Did that work at your house?
    My son and daughter didn't listen to us equally about that. We showed them, took out the Intex and built a gunite pool!
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    Re: AGP Depth Question

    Of course the other safety advantage of having a deeper AGP is it's much harder for the little ones to climb IN once you take away the ladder

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    Re: AGP Depth Question

    Did that work at your house?
    My son and daughter didn't listen to us equally about that. We showed them, took out the Intex and built a gunite pool!
    no, but it is getting better!!!!!
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    Re: AGP Depth Question

    The skimmer needs to be at the water level. The Intex skimmers tend to be adjustable, but I don't believe they will go more than 4 or 5 inches below their usual height (and maybe less).
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    Re: AGP Depth Question

    Yes, they are adjustable. Seems like our intex skimmer might have adjusted down 6" max.
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    Re: AGP Depth Question

    Thanks everyone for the replies, Does the Pool Return Hose have to be below the water or will the pump be too strong and squirt the water out at too high of a pressure?

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    Re: AGP Depth Question

    The return can be above the water level ... but, this will aerate the water which will raise the pH more quickly and cool the water.
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    Re: AGP Depth Question

    I was at the store today, and noticed that the 18' round ultra frame intex pool comes with 2 pump inlets, is that new this year?

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    Re: AGP Depth Question

    I do not know what a "pump inlet" is. There is a suction line to the pump and a return line from the pump to return jets.

    I feel like I recall something about the Canada versions have 2 suction lines, while the USA ones only had 1. Or maybe I got that backward ... you might be able to search the forum for that information.
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