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    Ratchet straps instead of rope - Intex

    My rope for my intex frame pool is pretty much useless now, I've read on here about ratchet straps, just wondering if anyone could provide me with any information or pictures of how theyve done it? Also how long will the ratchet strap need to be for a 15ft pool?

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    Re: Ratchet straps instead of rope - Intex

    I'm not sure how they've done it, but you'll need about 48-50' for that pool to have plenty to work with. You could supplement some straps with really strong Nylon rope most likely. Good luck on it!
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    Re: Ratchet straps instead of rope - Intex

    Might I also suggest a boat winch strap for length if you can put a ratchet thingy on it.
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    Re: Ratchet straps instead of rope - Intex

    That's a better suggestion Woody.
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    Re: Ratchet straps instead of rope - Intex

    This is exactly what I did with ours although it's an 18ft pool. The rope wasn't cutting it so I used 5 ratcheting straps around the bottom.

    They've been on this pool for 6yrs and have done the job perfectly at keeping the legs where they need to be. It's easy enough to go around and tighten them if needed but after the first year I never touched them again.

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    Re: Ratchet straps instead of rope - Intex

    My rope is pretty much disintegrated and I'm not even sure where it is...it's sort of buried under the dirt that erodes around the pool. I uncovered some of it when I was finally adding a border around my pool last weekend...

    I'm a bad pool owner.

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    Re: Ratchet straps instead of rope - Intex

    Thanks for the info. What is the width of the strap you used. I could only find 1 inch thick straps and the 2 inch straps were pretty heavy so wanted to be sure if they would work.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jamison04 View Post
    This is exactly what I did with ours although it's an 18ft pool. The rope wasn't cutting it so I used 5 ratcheting straps around the bottom.

    They've been on this pool for 6yrs and have done the job perfectly at keeping the legs where they need to be. It's easy enough to go around and tighten them if needed but after the first year I never touched them again.

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